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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 future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Strategic Action Plan for the Welsh Red Meat Industry
The Action Plan was developed by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). This was in close consultation with the Welsh red meat supply-chain and the Welsh Assembly Government. It provides strategic direction for the Welsh red meat industry by identifying strategic objectives, actions and outcomes. These will seek to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities facing the industry.
The Welsh red meat sector (sheep, cattle and pigs) is an important primary production industry in respect of the rural economy and sustainable management of the landscape. Welsh red meat production contributes 43 percent of the annual total value of Welsh agricultural output, worth £361 million (in 2006).
The following vision for the industry is identified within the Action Plan:
A profitable, efficient, sustainable and innovative Welsh red meat industry, which responds competitively to ever changing market trends and benefits the people of Wales.
The following strategic aims have been identified:
- To improve the industry’s level of understanding of market trends and influence consumer behaviour;
- To foster innovation and improve supply chain linkages;
- To improve the business performance of processors in response to changing market conditions, environmental requirements, climate change and consumer demands; and
- To improve the business performance of primary producers in response to changing market conditions, environmental requirements, climate change and consumer demands.
Close partnership working between the Welsh Government, HCC and the Welsh red meat industry will be essential to progress the objectives and implement the actions. Full engagement of all stakeholders across the supply-chain will be necessary.
It is envisaged that delivery of this Action Plan will be funded primarily by Welsh Red Meat Levy and Rural Development Plan funding.
On 10 August 2010 the first annual monitoring report of the Action Plan was published by Elin Jones AM Minister for Rural Affairs.