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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- 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 »
The Cooking Bus, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, is run by the Focus on Food Campaign, the leading organisation to support the teaching of cooking in schools across the UK.
This giant, hi-tech articulated lorry opens out into a spectacular purpose-built kitchen/classroom where qualified food teachers give pupils, parents and the community practical cooking lessons. It also trains teachers so they can continue helping youngsters learn about food and cooking in the classroom.
The emphasis of all lessons is teaching people how to prepare, cook and enjoy real food which is both tasty and healthy.
This cooking bus goes to primary schools in Communities First areas; the least well-off parts of Wales. It was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to help take cooking skills into the community. This is one of the steps outlined in its Food and Fitness Implementation Plan, part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s response to Health Challenge Wales – the national focus for action to improve health and well-being.
The Implementation Plan sets out ways in which the Welsh Assembly Government helps children and young people to eat well, stay fit and achieve the highest standard of health.
Evidence suggests that a co-ordinated approach to food and fitness is likely to be the most effective. Therefore the bus visits schools which are already undertaking complementary work on food and fitness as part of their healthy school development. Local healthy school co-ordinators have assisted in the identification of schools which meet these criteria.
Out of term time the Welsh Assembly Government sponsored bus, which conducts lessons in both English and Welsh, takes part in various community events including the Urdd Eisteddfod.
Any school can join the Focus on Food Campaign free and will receive teaching resources and information. For more details about Focus on Food visit Focus on food (external link, English only)