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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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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 »
Sheep scab is one of the most contagious diseases of sheep in Wales.
Sheep scab is caused by a mite (Psoroptes ovis). It is transmitted by direct contact with infected sheep or contaminated objects or from areas where infected sheep have recently been present. The scab mites live on the surface of the skin causing an allergy to their droppings. It is this allergic reaction that causes the sheep to scratch.
Proposed actions on the way forward to tackle sheep scab in Wales
The Minister for Rural Affairs agreed the proposed actions for the Welsh Government to take forward to help tackle sheep scab in Wales. These actions were prioritised into short, medium and longer term actions. The short to medium-term actions include, for example:
- the provision of specific guidance for Local Authorities on the enforcement of the Sheep Scab Order 1997;
- production of a training leaflet on diagnosis;
- a review of the information currently provided by the Welsh Government on the issue of sheep scab; and
- general awareness raising.
The longer term actions focus on the need for further consideration to be given to making changes to legislation. As a result work will focus on gathering further evidence on the number of confirmed cases of sheep scab in Wales. And monitoring the impact of having sheep scab as a National Priority in the Local Authority Framework Agreements.
Sheep scab consultation workshops
In November 2008, the Minister for Rural Affairs agreed to consult with key stakeholders to gather views on proposed measures for tackling sheep scab in Wales. To take this forward, three consultation workshops were held at venues in Brecon, Carmarthen and Llanberis.
The overall aims of the workshops were to identify why sheep scab is still a problem. Also to focus in particular on what actions can be taken forward by stakeholders to tackle this long standing issue.
The information gathered at the workshops has now been collated and a summary of the findings is available.
Further information about controlling sheep scab can be found on the Sustainable Control of Parasites (SCOPS) page (external link - English only).