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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written Statement - Proposed Education (Wales) Measure
I have today laid the proposed Education (Wales) Measure, together with an Explanatory
Memorandum, before the Assembly. On Wednesday (8 December 2010) I will make a legislative statement to Plenary to formally introduce the Measure.
The proposed measure will make provisions in relation to: collaborative working on education matters between schools, further education institutions (FEIs) and local authorities; schools governance and the federation of school governing bodies; prevention of further schools changing category to become foundation schools, and prevention of any new foundation schools being established.
Specifically it is proposed that the Measure will:
- Place a duty on local authorities, and maintained schools and FEI governing bodies to consider how, when exercising their education functions, they might work collaboratively with each other, where that would further the objective of the effective and efficient use of public resources;
- Re-enacts existing Governing Body powers and broadens the federation concept by giving local authorities the power to provide for their schools to be federated;
- Give local authorities a power to propose and secure a federation of two or more schools;
- Provides a stream-lined procedure for the federation of small schools so that excessive bureaucracy is not a barrier to local authorities proposing federations.
- Place a duty on a local authority to offer, to all its maintained schools, the provision of a suitably qualified and trained Clerk to the governing body.
- Place a duty on local authorities to provide prescribed training to governors.
- Place a duty on local authorities to offer training to clerks.
- Give the Welsh Ministers the power to set out the details of the training to be offered to clerks, and the details of the training to be provided for governors.
- Amend of existing legislation so that, in Wales, there may be no proposals to establish new foundation schools, and so that there may be no new proposals for existing maintained schools to change category to become foundation schools.