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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Grassland Fires, 2007
The latest National Statistics on grassland fire incident statistics produced by the Welsh Assembly Government were released on 29 June 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended around 7,400 grassland fires in 2007, a decrease of 15 per cent on 2006 and 49 per cent less than the highest in this period in 2003.
- The number of primary grassland, crops, woods etc. fires in Wales varied from 30 to 160 in the years 2000 to 2007. The number of secondary grassland, heathland and intentional straw and stubble burning fires varied between 5,400 and 14,200 in the years 2000 to 2007.
- In the years 2000 to 2007 about 3 in 4 primary fires on grassland, crops, woods etc. were started deliberately
- In the years 2000 to 2007 more than half of all grassland fires occurred in March, April and May.
- Of the grassland fires in 2000-2007, 6 in 10 were in South Wales, 3 in 10 were in Mid and West Wales and 1 in 10 were in North Wales.
- There was one fatal casualty and there was one nonfatal casualty from grassland fires in Wales in 2007.
- During the years 2000 to 2007, 64 per cent of grassland, crops, woods etc. primary fires damaged more than 200 square metres but 22 per cent damaged less than 20 square metres.
- The number of fires damaging more than 20 square metres has decreased from 115 in 2000 to 60 in 2007 but this was an increase from 27 in 2006.
- In the years 2000-2007 the source of ignition of 38 per cent of primary grassland, crops, woods etc. fires was matches and 30 per cent spread from another fire.
- The material first ignited was standing vegetation in 66 per cent of primary grassland, crops, woods etc. fires and cut but unprocessed vegetation in 17 per cent of fires.
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