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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 »
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
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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 »
- 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
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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 - Delaying the year of Local Government election in Anglesey
In November 2011 I announced that I was minded to change the year in which the ordinary election of councillors in the County of the Isle of Anglesey would be held by one year from May 2012 to May 2013. I did this in the light of the report by the Auditor General for Wales of 16 March 2011. This recommended a programme of democratic renewal of the Council, including a review of their electoral arrangements by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales and that any changes should be implemented ahead of the next local government elections. In his report the Auditor General went on to recommend that should it not be possible to implement changes to electoral arrangements resultant from the Boundary Commission’s review ahead of the 2012 elections, consideration should be given to using the power under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 to delay the elections to May 2013.
I consulted with local government, political parties and other interested parties on this proposal. I have now considered the matter and comments made and have decided to exercise my powers under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 to change the year in which the ordinary election of county councillors and town and community councillors on the Isle of Anglesey is to be held, from May 2012 to May 2013.
My decision will enable the Boundary Commission to conclude their review of electoral arrangements in County of Anglesey, for consideration to be given to their proposals and for any changes in councillor numbers and distribution to be brought into effect should I so decide. It will also provide stability while the Council proceeds towards a wider recovery from the problems which the Auditor General described.
The Commissioners I appointed to run the council last March will remain in place until I am satisfied that the Council is able to manage its own affairs in a sustainable way. This will not depend on the timing of elections. I am closely monitoring the progress the Council is making under the Commissioners’ stewardship and will make a further statement to the Assembly in due course.
I have made my decision as early as possible to provide adequate notice to those involved in the electoral process.
An Order will now be prepared to give effect to my decision.