Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
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- Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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Written Statement - Proposals for organ and tissue donation legislation – publication of analysis report following the consultation
Today, I am publishing a summary of the responses.
The White Paper took forward a manifesto commitment to introduce legislation on a soft opt-out system for organ donation. A soft opt-out system means unless a person has opted out of being a donor, they would be assumed to have no objection to their organs being considered for donation if they died in circumstances in which donation was a possibility. In a soft opt-out system, the deceased’s family would be involved in the decision making process around donation. Evidence suggests changing to this system could increase the number of organ donations by up to 25 per cent.
Building upon a previous consultation of 2008-9 which showed considerable support in Wales for such a change in the law, the White Paper posed questions relating to how the arrangements should work and did not explicitly invite respondents to state whether they supported the proposals. However, 91% (1,124) of the responses we received did indicate an overall view, with 52% (646) of respondents supporting the proposals and 39% (478) opposed.
The analysis report goes on to show what people said in response to the questions we asked in the White Paper, including the role of the family, how “living in Wales” should be determined and the age from which the new arrangements should apply.
We will be giving very careful consideration to the comments as we develop the draft Bill, which we intend to publish for consultation before the summer recess.