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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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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 »
People and Vehicle Licensing and Ownership, 2011
The latest National Statistics on People and vehicle licensing and ownership produced by the Welsh Government were released on 23 October 2012 and was previously released as part of chapter 2 of ‘Welsh Transport Statistics’ according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Averaged over the two years 2009 and 2010, the National Travel Survey (NTS) shows that some 21 per cent of households in Wales did not own a car, 44 per cent owned one car and 34 per cent owned two cars.
- For 2006 the Annual Population Survey showed that 24 per cent of households in Wales did not have access to a motor vehicle. This rises to 44 per cent of workless households, 44 per cent of retired households; 38 per cent of lone parent households; 45 per cent of other, non-couple, households; and 50 per cent of households that are social or private renting.
- Averaged over the two years 2009 and 2010, the NTS suggest that some 82 per cent of men aged 17 and over had a driving licence; compared with 68 per cent of women.
- There were 66 thousand driving tests administered in Wales in 2011-12. This is at a similar level to the previous two years, 2009-10 and 2010-11, but is 24 per cent lower than 2006-07.
- The number of disabled parking badges on issue at 31 March 2011 in Wales was 226 thousand to individuals and 1,600 to institutions, some 227 thousand in total.
A one-off survey of regular Welsh car drivers suggests that:
- They consider the main disadvantages of travelling by car are the cost, followed by traffic congestion and the expense and difficulty of parking.
- Around a half of car users have not thought about using public transport as an alternative to car travel for their regular journeys; and they use the car because, broadly, it is more convenient.
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