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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 - Consultation on the proposed arrangements for establishing and directing a new body for the management of Wales’ natural resources
On 29 November 2011 I announced my policy decision that I was minded to proceed with establishing a single environment body for Wales. This was taken following careful consideration of the detailed business case which had been developed over the previous nine months.
Today I am launching the consultation on proposals for establishing the new body. In particular, the consultation covers:
• Our overall proposals.
• Proposals for implementing the legal changes required to establish the new body.
• Our ambitions for the new body, together with the way in which we intend to frame its overall purpose.
• Our proposed arrangements for customer and stakeholder engagement, including mechanisms for ensuring accountability and transparency in the work of the new body.
• Our proposals for the main functions and powers of the body, including consideration of some elements of Welsh Government functions and Internal Drainage Boards.
• Our proposals for the status of the body and how it will be governed, including arrangements for an executive board and wider stakeholder engagement.
• How we propose to take forward issues around cross-border governance and our proposals for the links to Welsh Government Ministers to ensure that the body will be fully accountable to Ministers.
In the consultation we also identify a number of areas of work where we intend to consult further. These include the future of Internal Drainage Boards wholly or mainly in Wales and the Welsh language scheme for the new body.
The consultation document is available from the Welsh Government’s website at http://www.wales.gov.uk/consultations/environmentandcountryside/singlebody/?lang=en. The consultation will run from 9 February 2012 and will close on 2 May 2012.
I will provide an update on the outcomes to the consultation in plenary later this year.