Information and Communication
These reports are intended to provide you with the facts and factual analysis upon which Ministers have taken the following decisions
Within this section the decisions relate to: Communications; Communication industries; Information; Information and communication technology; Information management; Intellectual property; Knowledge management; Libraries and archives; Media and the press; Privacy and data protection; and, Public relations
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery has decided that no further action is taken in extending the use of the concessionary travel smartcard as the potential set up cost to the Welsh Assembly Government and forecasted local authority operating costs are prohibitive and do not offer v
The Minister for Rural Affairs has agreed to the use of personal data on the GB Poultry Register being used for the 11 consultation scenarios as set out in the Statement of Information.
The Heritage Minister agreed that the Annual Report on Iaith Pawb and the Welsh Language Scheme 2007-08 be published and laid before the National Assembly on 15th July.
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills has approved and signed The Childcare Act 2006 (Provision of Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (at Doc 3) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum and that the Regulations and supporting documentation be laid before t
The Deputy First Minister agreed the draft statement
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills has agreed to data from the National Pupil Database being linked to the SAIL Databank held by the Swansea University Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) through their secure linkage process for research purposes.
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery, with the agreement of the First Minister, agreed a letter to be sent to Cabinet colleagues regarding pre-release access to statistics.
The Minister for Heritage has agreed that the Welsh Assembly Government can proceed to specify 59 bodies who perform functions of a public nature, with a view of including them in the next Order to be made under the Welsh Language Act 1993. The Minister has also formally authorised the drafting of
The Minister for Heritage has approved the content of the remit letter for the Welsh Language Board (WLB) for 2008-9. He has also issued a bilingual (Welsh & English) version to the Chair of the WLB.
The Minister for Heritage agreed in principle that a National Terminology Centre should be established and that the Head of Culture writes to the Chief Executive of the Welsh Language Board requesting the Board to convene a Task and Finish Group to make recommendations to the Minister on the establ
The Heritage Minister agreed the letter and sent it to the Chair of the Welsh Books Council
The Heritage Minister agreed to contribute up to £25,000 for a media audit.
The First Minister agreed that the Assembly Government’s Communications Directorate can commission information to help its staff ensure they use the right mechanisms to communicate with different audiences about the organisation’s work.
The Minister for Heritage has agreed to allocate the funding earmarked to deliver the commitment in One Wales in relation to the Welsh Language Print Media to the Welsh Books Council: £200,000 in 2008-09, £200,000 in 2009-10 and £200,000 in 2010-11.In addition, he has agreed the content of an oral
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills has agreed to: to the LSC providing the Unique Learner Number service to learning providers in Wales on a pilot basis to support the QCF tests and trials.
The Minister for Heritage has agreed to publish the independent review of the Welsh language print media commissioned by the Welsh Language Board and has also agreed to approve a written statement which was sent to all Assembly Members and published on the Welsh Assembly Government website.
The First Minister has decided that he will exercise the ‘qualified person’ function under section 36 of the FOIA, and that the Counsel General or another Welsh Minister will exercise the function in his absence or where there is a conflict of interest.
The First Minister has approved the contents of a new Assembly Government Code of Practice on Access to Information and new guidance to staff on contact with the Members’ Research Service, Assembly Members and their Support Staff.
The Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning agreed that the regulations would be signed by the 20 December 2007, and will come into force on 14 January 2008.