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A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
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The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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 »
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Written Statement - Proposals for organ and tissue donation legislation – publication of consultation responses and related qualitative research
On 8 March 2012, I published a summary of the responses to the consultation on our White Paper regarding proposals for legislation on organ and tissue donation.
Today, I am releasing the list of the 1,234 respondents as an Annex to that summary and also publishing the responses we received. We have protected the anonymity of all respondents who requested it and are withholding one response at the request of the respondent.
I am also publishing qualitative research conducted by Beaufort Research Ltd to support the consultation. The researchers held six focus groups across Wales and, in addition, carried out seven in-depth interviews in order to explore attitudes towards organ donation and the Welsh Government’s proposals for legislation. The researchers were asked to ensure a range of ages was included within the focus groups and also quotas were set in order to ensure participation from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
I am pleased to note the broad support for organ donation amongst the focus group participants. Generally, people found it easier to argue for our opt-out proposals than against. Whilst noting this is qualitative research with a small sample, it is consistent with what we know from wider surveys of opinion.
At the same time the research illustrates how we need to raise awareness of the organ donation process in general and also of our proposals for an opt-out system. Good communications is vital. We are committed to a phased public awareness campaign in the two year lead in between the passage of the legislation in the Assembly and full implementation of the opt-out system. With this in mind, I plan to publish a Draft Bill for further consultation on the Welsh Government’s approach in June 2012.
This statement is being issued during recess in order to keep members informed. Should members wish me to make a further statement or to answer questions on this when the Assembly returns I would be happy to do so.