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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
To guard against the spread of harmful organisms, official controls apply to the:
- movement; and,
- keeping of certain plants, plant pests and other material.
Plant Health policies and regulation are designed to prevent the introduction or spread of serious plant pests and diseases, which threaten agriculture and the environment. They also ensure as far as possible that markets in agricultural produce are not adversely affected by plant health problems.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (PHSI) operate in Wales on the Welsh Government's behalf. PHSI ensures enforcement of the Welsh plant health and seeds regulations.
The Welsh Government, in partnership with the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and Forestry Commission, is currently monitoring and where necessary controlling Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae. Phytophthora ramorum causes dieback of plants such as Rhododendron and Vaccinium (blueberry) species, as well as the death of Japanese Larch trees which are commonly found in forestry plantations.
Following sampling by the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate during 2006, a section of the River Teifi (Cardigan Bridge to Llanfair Clydogau) was designated as infected with Ralstonia solanacearum: the bacteria which causes Potato Brown Rot. Under the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2007, the affected area of the River Teifi has been demarcated as a control zone for Potato Brown Rot. Accordingly, a Statutory Notice was published in the local press on 28 and 29 March 2007. In addition, since 31 March 2007 there has been a prohibition notice on the abstraction of water for the irrigation of potatoes or tomatoes from the affected zone. Further information about Potato Brown Rot is available on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website (external link).