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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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- Business and economy
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- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- 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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill
What is the purpose of the Bill?
The objective of the Bill is to make improvements to the democratic process in local government. It is intended to ensure local authorities are democratically representative of their communities through reforming the functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.
The Bill will also make changes in the following areas:
- councillors’ remuneration;
- the public’s access to information about community councils,
- the chairing of council meetings; and
- certain council committees.
What are the main benefits of the Bill?
- Reforming the functions and organisation of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales
The Bill introduces reforms to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales which were recommended by the Mathias Review (see related link), and which looked into the Commission’s electoral review procedures.
The Bill introduces procedures which are clear, fair and provide necessary flexibilities to the way the Commission conducts electoral reviews.
- Improving access to information about Town and Community Councils
To have relevance to the lives of their electorate, it is now essential that information about community and town councils is made available on the Internet and that they are contactable by e-mail.
The Bill provides that every town and community council should provide their contact and membership details, and details of their proceedings via the internet.
- Improving the Chairing of County and County Borough Councils
Some county and county borough councils have already sought to separate the role of civic head from that of presiding over council meetings – this is currently a single role conducted by the chair of the council. However such a separation of this role is not legitimate under existing legislation.
The Bill makes provision for a principal council to decide to separate the role of Mayor/Chairman who will conduct purely civic functions and the Presiding Member to preside over meetings of the Council.
How do I find out more information?
Details on the progress of the Bill are available on the National Assembly for Wales website.