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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"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
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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
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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 »
Road Casualties: Drinking and Driving, 2009
Statistics on 2009 Road Casualties Wales: Drinking and Driving include data for the period up to the end of December 2009. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 01 December 2009.
The available sources of information about drink driving and accidents suggest that drivers with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving (currently 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood) were involved in a significant minority of accidents in Wales. The uncertainty of the data makes it impossible to get an exact estimate, but the highest estimates (made for the Department of Transport, DfT) suggest that one or more drivers over the drink-drive limit were involved in as many as:
- Between 1 in 5 and 1 in 4 fatal accidents in Wales;
- Around 1 in 11 serious accidents in Wales; and
- Around 1 in 16 slight accidents.
Other information about drink driving suggests that:
- Around 1 in 9 killed or seriously injured (KSI) road casualties occurred in a collision involving a driver over the drink drive limit. There is better agreement between data sources here, with the attending police officers’ views of the contributory factors to an accident suggesting a slightly lower ratio of 1 in 10 KSI casualties.
- Around a quarter of car drivers killed in traffic collisions were over the drink-drive limit;
- However no motorcycle riders killed were over the drink drive limit; and
- There were 129 accidents in 2009 where the reporting police officer considered that a pedestrian(s) being ‘impaired by alcohol’ was a contributory factor to that accident.
- For every ten accidents where the driver was impaired by alcohol, there was around 1 accident where he/she was ‘impaired by drugs’, both illegal and medicinal.
Breath tests of drivers taken after accidents show:
- No marked seasonal pattern in casualties over a year arising from accidents where one or more of the drivers involved tested positive;
- More drivers in accidents test positive on the weekend rather than a weekday, and that they are more likely to test positive after traditional working hours, between 16:00 to 04:00.
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