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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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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.
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 »
Making roads safe for all users is a key priority for the Welsh Government.
We want to make residential areas safer for children and want traffic to recognise the needs of all vulnerable road users. We encourage, where appropriate, traffic calming schemes, 20 mph zones, safe routes to schools and alternatives to the car.
Casualty Reduction Targets
In 2000, the Welsh Government set targets for the reduction in road casualties in the period up to 2010. Compared with the average for 1994-1998 we want to see:
- a 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured;
- a 50% reduction in the total number of children killed or seriously injured; and
- a 10% reduction in the rate of slight casualties per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled.
By the end of 2010, these targets had been achieved and exceeded. The number of people killed or seriously injured had fallen by 46% and the number of children killed or seriously injured had fallen by 63%. The slight casualty rate had fallen by 42%.
New safety targets, which are to be achieved by the end of 2012, move the previous targets forward and show the further reductions in road traffic casualties that we hope to achieve, as compared with the average over the base period of 1994 to 1998.
The targets are:
- An overall reduction in the number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 50% (this will mean 83 fewer people badly hurt or killed, as compared with the record low achieved in 2010).
- The number of children killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads reduced by 65% (this will mean seven fewer children being badly hurt or killed, as compared with the record low in 2010).