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Official figures released show that the value of goods exported from Wales increased by £1.5bn over the past year to £14.8bn.
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- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- EIDCymru: an electronic movement reporting system for sheep and goats - the identification of sheep and the current slaughter derogation
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
- Proposed amendments to the criminal offences and defences in sections 2, 28 and 42 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
- Review of weekly maximum charge
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Phase 1 - Draft Report: Review of Audit, Inspection and Regulation
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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UK Parliamentary Bills
Bills for the forthcoming session are published in draft in the late spring/early summer. The formal announcement of the forthcoming session’s legislative programme is made by HM The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.
A Bill can contain proposals for a new law to apply to England and Wales, and for cases where areas of policy have not been devolved this is always the case.
A Bill may also present the opportunity to implement Welsh policies. If agreed with the UK Government, Bills can make different provision for Wales in areas which have been devolved. In simple terms, this can mean:
- new functions/or transfer of existing functions to the Welsh Ministers; or,
- direct provision applicable in Wales on the face of the Bill.
A combination of these options is also possible. It may also be necessary or desired (due to differences in current policy or practice) to preserve the status quo in Wales and in these cases saving provisions in Bills are used to do this.
There are many stages that a Bill has to pass through in both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law. The official record of the debates on these Bills as they are scrutinised by both Houses of Parliament is produced by Hansard. For more information visit the Parliament website.