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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.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- 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
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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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 »
Analysis of Participation in Post-16 Education and Training, 2007/08
The Participation in post-16 Education and Training bulletin provides data about national and regional participation by Welsh domiciled learners enrolled during the 2007/08 academic year.
In order to allow fair comparison between unitary authorities with different population characteristics this bulletin uses a measure of participation known as the “Standard Participation Rate”. The Standard Participation Rate (SPR) is a measure of how many post-16 learners there were from each local authority, compared to the number that might be expected to come from that authority based on the national average and the age and gender of people from that area. The higher the SPR the higher the level of participation in post-16 learning.
The key points from the bulletin are:
- There were significant geographic variations in post-16 participation in 2007/08.
- The unitary authorities with the highest overall post-16 learner standard participation rates were Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy. The unitary authorities with the lowest overall post-16 learner standard participation rates were Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taff.
- There was a noticeable fluctuation in the standard participation rate (SPR) of some unitary authorities when the Higher Education (HE) level learners were excluded from the analysis. For example, in Neath Port Talbot the below average participation at HE level resulted in a ten point rise in SPR when HE level learners were not included.
- Nationally the overall level of participation was higher in the female post-16 learner cohort than the male.
- The work-based learning cohort exhibited a large variation in participation between unitary authorities; much of this variation can be explained by historically diverse social and economic backgrounds.
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