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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
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- Improving public services
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 »
Biographical details of the First Minister of Wales
Carwyn Jones became First Minister of Wales in December 2009. Following re-election in May 2011, Carwyn Jones heads the Welsh Government and announced a new Programme for Government in September 2011.
Carwyn Jones was elected to represent the constituency of Bridgend in the first elections to the newly created National Assembly for Wales in 1999 and within a year was a member of the Cabinet.
His first Cabinet role was as a Deputy Secretary in March 2000, and he was appointed Agriculture and Rural Development Secretary later that year.
The role of Business Minister was added to his Rural Affairs portfolio in March 2002. In June of the same year he was appointed Minister for Open Government.
Following the 2nd Assembly election in May 2003 he took on the role of Minister for the Environment, Planning and the Countryside. During this time he was responsible for the Welsh response to the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease outbreak.
In May 2007 he was appointed Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language and from July 2007 was appointed Counsel General and Leader of the House in the coalition Welsh Assembly Government with Plaid Cymru. He was appointed to the Privy Council on 9 June 2010.
Born in 1967, Carwyn Jones was educated at Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend; University of Wales, Aberystwyth; and Inns of Court School of Law, London. Prior to his election as an Assembly Member, he was a Barrister in Chambers in Swansea specialising in Criminal, Family and Personal Injury Law and a Tutor at Cardiff University Law School. He has been a Bridgend County Borough Councillor and was Chair of the County Borough Council Labour Group.
He is a member of Amnesty International, Unison, Unite and the Fabian Society. He has been a Labour Party member since 1987 and played an active role in the 'Yes for Wales' campaign to extend the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
Married with two children, Carwyn Jones is a fluent Welsh speaker. His interests include sport, reading and travel.