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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 - Measure Powers in UK Bills
Assembly Members have previously been advised of the Measure powers being sought in various UK Bills currently progressing through the UK Parliament. In light of the ‘Yes’ vote in the Referendum held on 3rd March, the consequence of which will be that the Assembly’s legislative powers will be as set out in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act, these Measure powers are no longer required. The UK Government will therefore be tabling amendments to remove these provisions from each of the Localism, Education, and Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bills (where there is sufficient Parliamentary time available).
The Localism Bill had three Measure power provisions in relation to local referendums on proposed increases in council tax, development management functions and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and HRA subsidy reform. The scope of Schedule 7 adequately covers these matters.
The Education Bill had two Measure powers provisions in relation to the regulation and training of teachers and the wider education workforce in Wales and Pre 16 School Funding. Schedule 7 also covers these points.
The Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill had Measure power provisions in relation to the governance arrangements for the Auditor General for Wales. Schedule 7 as it currently exists does not cover this, and so the Bill also makes provision for the necessary amendment to Schedule 7. That provision will stand, whereas the equivalent provision amending Schedule 5 is no longer required and will be omitted from the Bill if Parliamentary time will allow.
The UK Government will also be tabling an amendment to the Postal Service Bill to remove the current provision which amends Matter 6.1 (Environment) of Schedule 5 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 to erase reference to the Postal Services Commission in the exception. There is no equivalent reference to the Postal Services Commission in Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.