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First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
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- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
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 »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Legislative programme 2011 - 2012
Its legislative priorities and aspirations are outlined for its 5 year term and are updated annually.
The Legislative Programme consists of the laws being developed and proposed by the Welsh Government to help deliver the programme for government. It comprises Assembly Bills, as well as White Papers and Draft Bills for consultation.
The Legislative Programme is outlined in an annual statement made by the First Minister, which can be found on the National Assembly for Wales website.
Among the areas announced by the First Minister on 12th July 2011 that Bills will address are:
- Making local authorities to further collaborate when delivering services.
- A new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to help improve food safety and provide consumers with easily understandable information.
- Organ Donation Bill to create an opt-out system of organ donation.
- The Schools and Standards Bill to tackle under performing schools.
- Reforming social services to provide for the first time a coherent Welsh legal framework to meet changing social expectations and demography.
- Action to address homelessness and empty dwellings, as well as improving standards and tenants' rights in the private rented sector.
- Introduce a duty on Local Authorities to provide and maintain cycle paths in key areas.
- Consolidate existing legislation to make the planning system more transparent and accessible.
The following are the Assembly Bills announced for the 2011/12 session:
Local Government (Byelaws) (Wales) Bill
To simplify byelaw procedures with the aim of fostering greater responsibility for and ownership of local laws.
Local Government (Collaboration Measures) (Wales) Bill
To support collaboration between local authorities, and other public bodies, to improve service provision.
The Public Audit (Wales) Bill
To establish the Wales Audit Office, and make provision about the Auditor General Wales.
Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill
To improve standards and performance in education in Wales. It will change the way in which schools are organised, put in place actions to drive up school improvement, make provision for statutory Welsh in Education Strategic Plans, and streamline the payment of certain grants to Local Authorities
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (Wales) Bill
To make mandatory arrangements for a simple public health measure to give consumers easily understood at-a-glance information on the hygiene standards of a food business so they can make better informed choices about where they eat or shop.