In this section
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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
In this section
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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
24 days left
In this section
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 - Joint Ministerial Committee on the European Union
On the 13th June 2011, I attended the Joint Ministerial Committee (Europe) meeting on behalf of the First Minister.
The Joint Ministerial Committee (Europe) is a formal meeting, established by the Memorandum of Understanding between the devolved administrations and the UK Government, to discuss the co-ordination of European policy. There are four meetings a year held before each European Council meeting (in March, June, October and December).
I outlined the Welsh Government’s EU priorities, emphasising our interests in the forthcoming negotiations on agriculture and EU funding. I stressed collaborative working, consultation and co-operation between ministers and officials of the four administrations and the importance the Welsh Government attaches to being able to attend and speak at EU Council meetings.
In a discussion about the June European Council (23rd-24th June), I affirmed Wales’ commitment to working alongside the UK Government on Roma issues; I stressed the need for consultation on Wales’ contribution to economic actions recommended for the UK by the European Commission as part of the European Semester; and I welcomed the UK’s focus on deregulation but re-iterated the need for dialogue about process so there would be no inadvertent impacts on Welsh law making.
I also highlighted the Welsh Government’s position on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (or Financial Perspectives as it is sometimes known) - the seven year EU budget from 2014-20, covering all areas of EU spending, including the Common Agricultural Policy and Structural Funds.
This was a valuable opportunity to underline the importance this government attaches to the Common Agricultural Policy and Structural Funds and the potential impact of any reductions to the EU budget on Welsh farmers and communities.
The Welsh Government will continue to emphasise the importance of the forthcoming EU budget negotiations and will continue to meet with UK Government ministers to ensure that Wales' needs are met and that our voice is heard on these and other EU matters which impact on Wales.