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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"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- 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 - Concessionary Fares Rail Scheme
I have taken the decision to continue funding the popular concessionary fares rail scheme. The scheme will continue to operate across the same four rural lines, increased from a one to two year period.
The scheme will restart on the Heart of Wales in the winter months (3 October 2011 until 31 March 2012, and 1 October 2012 until 31 March 2013) for eligible Cerdyn Cymru passholders in Carmarthenshire and Powys.
Citizens of Swansea are no longer eligible for the scheme on the Heart of Wales Line. This is because the scheme has continued in areas where Local Authorities have provided partnership funding. This funding has been withdrawn by the City and County of Swansea, despite Welsh Government funding being available for support.
I am grateful for the continued funding from Conwy, Gwynedd, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Flintshire and Wrexham Local Authorities, which has made the continuation of the scheme possible.
Gwynedd Cerdyn Cymru passholders will be eligible for free travel on the Cambrian Coast, between Machynlleth and Pwllhelli, with some restrictions on busy school trains. This scheme will also operate in the winter months over the next two years.
I am continuing the scheme on the Borderlands and Conwy Valley Lines until 30 September 2013. Eligible Cerdyn Cymru passholders in Flintshire and Wrexham can continue to travel on the Borderlands Line, except for the busy morning peak train into Wrexham. Eligible Conwy and Gwynedd passholders can continue to enjoy free travel on the Conwy Valley Line.
My decision was made following consideration of an evaluation report submitted by the Wales Transport Research Centre at the University of Glamorgan. The evaluations have demonstrated that the schemes have successfully met the objectives of enabling elderly and disabled people to access key settlements in rural areas by rail.
The scheme will be subject to a further review at the end of the two year funding period.