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First science star for Wales announced
A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
- Minister launches All Wales Continence Bundle
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- First science star for Wales announced
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Local government (Wales) Measure 2011 - Part 7: Communities and community councils
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
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- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Fire Statistics, 2009-10 and 2010-11
Statistics on fire incidents include data for Wales for the period up to the end of March 2011. This is the first bulletin containing financial year. The last bulletin (relating to calendar year data) was published on 30 June 2010.
The Welsh Government compiles these statistics from reports on all fires attended submitted by all Fire and Rescue Services in Wales to the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG).
The bulletin covers the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 and provides the latest annual in-depth analysis of fire incidents attended by Welsh Fire and Rescue Services. Analysis includes details on location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.
The key points from the latest release are:
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended around 36,100 fires and false alarms in 2009-10, a decrease of 6 per cent on the 2008-09 figure. Provisional figures for 2010-11 show a 3 per cent increase to 37,300 attendances at fires and false alarms.
- The number of primary fires in Wales decreased by 3* per cent over the year from 7,000 in 2008-09 to 6,800 in 2009-10. A further decrease of 8 per cent was seen in 2010-11.
- There were 23 fatal casualties from fires in Wales in 2009-10 compared with 17 in 2008-09. In 2010-11 there were 20 fatalities.
- The number of non-fatal casualties from fires was 575 in 2009-10 and rising to 580 in 2010-11.
- In 2009-10 there were 16,900 false fire alarms in Wales, down from 18,900 in 2008-09. The number of false alarms in 2010-11 stayed at around 16,900.
- The number of malicious false fire alarms decreased 36 per cent between 2008 09 and 2009-10. By 2010-11 there was a further decrease of 15 per cent to 760.
- In 41 per cent of the 2,200 fires in dwellings in Wales in 2009-10, no smoke alarm was installed. This proportion fell to 36 per cent of the 2,000 dwelling fires in 2010-11.
*amended 29 July 2011
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