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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
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- 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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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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 »
Seizures of Drugs and Drug Use, 2007-08
The key points for Wales are:
- In 2007-08, there were 13,100 drug seizures made by Welsh police forces, an increase of 23 per cent compared with 2006-07 and the highest in 10 years.
- South Wales Police had the highest seizure rate at 5,300 per million population, followed by Dyfed-Powys at 4,300 per million. Gwent Police had 3,600 seizures per million population and North Wales had 3,500. South Wales Police saw the largest increase in the number of seizures compared with 2006-07, at 42 per cent.
Class A drugs
- There were 3,400 seizures of Class A drugs by Welsh police forces in 2007-08, including 1,100 seizures of heroin, 1,100 seizures of cocaine and 1,100 seizures of ecstasy-type drugs.
- South Wales saw the highest rate of seizures of cocaine, crack, heroin, methadone and ecstasy-type drugs, while Dyfed-Powys had the highest rate of seizures of LSD.
Class B drugs
- There were 1,400 seizures of Class B drugs by Welsh police forces in 2007-08, 99 per cent of which were of amphetamines. South Wales Police had the highest rate of amphetamine seizures per million population, followed by Gwent.
Class C drugs
- There were 9,100 seizures of Class C drugs by Welsh police forces in 2007-08, 97 per cent of which were of cannabis.
- Of those cannabis seizures, Dyfed-Powys had the highest seizure rate per million population, at 3,500, followed by South Wales, at 3,200. Gwent Police had a seizure rate of 2,700 and North Wales had a rate of 2,400.
The following quantities of drugs were seized by Welsh police forces in 2007-08:
- 11 kilograms of heroin;
- 11 kilograms of cocaine;
- 25,000 doses of ecstasy;
- 30 kilograms of amphetamines;
- 93 kilograms of herbal cannabis;
- 67 kilograms of cannabis resin;
- 30,000 cannabis plants.
British Crime Survey
- According to the British Crime Survey, 9 per cent of 16 to 59 year olds reported having used drugs in the last year, including 2 per cent reporting use of Class A drugs. These proportions give an estimated 150,000 persons aged 16 to 59 using drugs and 40,000 using Class A drugs.
- For 16 to 24 year olds, these proportions rise to 20 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively, giving an estimated 74,000 young people reporting the use of any drug in the last year and 26,000 using Class A drugs.
Figures given for South Wales Police are provisional and subject to revision.
Drug seizures given here do not include seizures by HM Revenue and Customs, Serious and Organised Crime Agency or the British Transport Police.
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