Science, Technology and Innovation
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: Astronomy and space; Biology and applied life sciences; Biotechnology; Chemistry and biochemistry; Engineering; Environmental and earth sciences; Forensic science; Information and communication technology; Mathamatics; Physics; Psychology; and Research and development.
The Minister for Social Justice and Local Government agreed that £1,500 capital may be allocated from within the Post Office Development Fund budget in 08/09 to fund a pilot project to use post offices as broadband hubs.
The Minister for Social Justice and Local Government approved the transfer £11,500 from the Social Economy BEL to SJ&LG Research and Evaluation BEL in 2008-09.
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery agreed to the drafting of and consultation on, the Statutory Instrument regarding pre-release access to statistics.
The Deputy First Minister has approved the additional investment to undertake works to deliver the FibreSpeed network to the 3 additional strategic sites with services subsequently offered once the necessary approvals from the European Commission are obtained.
The First Minister has noted the June 2008 report from the Economic Research Advisory Panel and agreed to the recommendations. He has written in reply to the Chair of the Panel and has published the Panel's report on the Welsh Assembly Government's internet site.
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills has agreed the release of up to £3.4m over 4 financial years 2008-90 to 2011-12 to support the development of a WISERD; and the release of up to £20,000 in the financial year 2011-12 to undertake the independent post project evaluat
The Minister for Heritage agreed to publish the Welsh Assembly Government’s response to Ofcom’s second review of Public Service Broadcasting.
The Minister for Heritage agreed the content of a written statement in relation to the Welsh Assembly Government’s response to Ofcom’s second review of Public Service Broadcasting.
The Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing has approved the criteria for a programme of bursaries to support research on key sustainability issues in Wales; and to provide £35k in 2008/09, £35k in 2009/10 and £35k in 2010/11 to fund the bursary programme over a three year period.
The Deputy First Minister and Minister for the Economy and Transport has agreed: the branding approach being followed by officials in relation to the FibreSpeed project and that officials come back to him with branding proposals for approval once the action outlined above is complete.
The Deputy First Minister has agreed that DE&T income ambit be increased in the event that receipts above the budgeted level can be delivered. The Deputy First Minister also agreed the transfer of £4.0m of capital funding to allow the network build to be complete by the end of the 08-09 financi
The Deputy First Minister has agreed to postpone the statement to plenary planned for 24th June 2008 and to write to Cabinet colleagues advising them of progress to date.
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills has approved payment of grant of £1.46 million during 2008-09.
The First Minister has agreed to the publication of research supported by the Welsh Assembly Government Economic Research Grant in 2006-07.
The First Minister has agreed to the publication of the research reports.
The Minister for Rural Affairs has taken note of the surveys that were started in 2007-08 and has agreed to the proposals for 2008-09 and the following two years described in the report.
The First Minister has noted the report from the Economic Research Advisory Panel and agreed to the recommendations. He has written in reply to the Chair of the Panel and has published the Panel's report on the Welsh Assembly Government's internet site.
The First Minister has agreed the requirements for the 2008 Economic Research Grant, and that he will announce the availability of the grant via a press notice.
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery has agreed that Statistical Releases on NHS Wales cancer waiting times will be brought into the scope of National Statistics, with the next Statistical Release being published under the banner in June 2008.
The Deputy First Minister and the Minister for Public Service Delivery and Finance agreed to statistical releases on the Short Term Output Indices being brought into the scope of National Statistics, with the next suite of indices being published under the banner in May 2008.
The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills and the Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery have agreed that statistical releases on Further Education, Work-Based Learning and Community Learning will be brought into the scope of National Statistics, with final data f
The Heritage Minister agreed the proposals for how the new fund would be administered.
The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the issue of guidance on nominating a consultee for research involving adults who lack capacity to consent, as a joint document between the Welsh Ministers and Secretary of State, in accordance with Section 32(3) of the Mental Capacity Act 2
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery approved the Cabinet Committee paper and agreed that the paper should be published with the Cabinet Committee minutes.
The Minister for Health and Social Care has agreed to enter into arrangements with Powys Local Health Board, for Powys LHB to exercise the function of appointing the members of MREC, in the same manner as it appoints members of the other RECs in Wales.
The First Minister has considered the recommendation to procure a new hosting and support arrangement for the Welsh Assembly Government’s corporate website and has agreed that the procurement should proceed.
The Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery, considered the latest position statement and decided that the Welsh Citizen Smartcard project should proceed to business case.
The First Minister has agreed to the publication of the research report.