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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.
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- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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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 »
Sexual Identity, Ethnicity and Religion - Experimental Results from the Integrated Household Survey, April 2009 to March 2010
The Integrated Household Survey (IHS) is a composite household survey which aims to produce a dataset of core variables in order to produce high-level estimates for particular themes such as sexual identity to a higher precision.
The survey is comprised of a core suite of questions from six current ONS household surveys and contains information from nearly 450,000 individual respondents across the UK, including 40,000 in Wales.
The statistical bulletin contains experimental statistics on Sexual Identity, Religion, Ethnicity and Perceived General Health. The sexual identity question was developed and tested on a number of surveys in 2008 and launched on the IHS in 2009. The IHS is the first ONS survey that has been used to produce data on sexual identity.
The key results are:
- In Wales, 95.2 per cent of people identified as heterosexual/straight, 1.2 per cent as gay/lesbian or bisexual and 0.4 per cent as other. 3.2 per cent did not respond to this question. The results are broadly similar to the results for the UK as a whole, though the non-response rate for Wales was higher than for the UK.
- In Wales, 96.3 per cent of people identified as White, 1.6 per cent identified as Asian or Asian British and 2.2 per cent of people identified themselves in another ethnic group.
- In Wales, 68.9 per cent of people stated they were Christian, 28.0 per cent stated that they had no religion, 1.0 per cent of people stated they were Muslim whilst other religions accounted for 1.9 per cent of people. The results are generally lower than the results for GB, however, the percentage of people stating they have no religion was 7.5 percentage points higher than the GB result.
ONS intends to submit the survey for assessment to become a National Statistic by the UK Statistics Authority in 2012. Currently, the Annual Population Survey (APS) collects data on ethnicity and religion, as well as a large amount of other information. While the IHS statistics remain experimental, the APS will continue to be the official source for this information.
An evaluation report ‘Measuring Sexual Identity: Evaluation Report - Sexual Identity 2010’ has also been published. The report is based on the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) experimental data, collected between April 2009 - March 2010.
The data in this headline was revised following reweighting of the Integrated Household Survey by the Office for National Statistics. The revised bulletin was published on 31 March 2011.
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