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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Edwina Hart MBE CStJ AM
Edwina Hart has been the Gower's AM since the first Assembly election in 1999.
Having served as Minister for Finance and Local Government (2000-2003) and Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration (2003-2007), Edwina was appointed to the Health and Social Services portfolio in May 2007. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, Edwina Hart was appointed Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science and in March 2013 was appointed the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.
The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport is responsible for:
- The provision of support and advice to assist the establishment, growth, modernisation or development of business in Wales;
- Finance Wales;
- The promotion of Wales as a location for business and investment;
- The promotion of Welsh exports;
- Property issues: provision of sites, premises, services and facilities for business;
- Bringing derelict land in Wales into use or improving its appearance;
- Environmental improvements in relation to industrial and commercial developments;
- Entrepreneurship, enterprise and business information;
- Economic sector panels;
- Social enterprise and the social economy;
- Tourism in and to Wales, including the marketing and promotion of Wales as a tourist destination and regulation of the tourism industry;
- Business rates policy;
- The work of the Economic Research Advisory Panel;
- Transport policy, including the development of an integrated transport system in Wales;
- Road Safety including provision of safer routes to Schools and transport for children and young people;
- Regulation of pedestrian crossings in Wales;
- Regulation of on-street parking in Wales;
- Road transport, including construction, improvement and maintenance of trunk roads in Wales, except those parts of the Second Severn Crossing and the approaches thereto which are situated in Wales (not devolved) (NB roads other than trunk roads are the responsibility of local authorities);
- Delivery of passenger rail services through the Wales and Borders franchise;
- Funding and administration of programmes to local authorities and other bodies designed to deliver a range of transport schemes and services;
- Science: development of science policy, including day to day liaison with the Chief Scientific Adviser;
- National Science Academy;
- Innovation: research & development, knowledge transfer and commercialisation;
- Maximising UK and European research and innovation income;
- Research Centres of Excellence; and
- Technium network.
The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport also has overall responsibility for those areas relating to technology listed under the responsibilities allocated to the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. However, the Deputy Minister has for all practical purposes, day-to-day responsibility for these functions.
In some cases Deputy Ministers will also have a relationship with other Ministers in respect of cross cutting issues.
Writing to Ministers
Contact Edwina Hart by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to provide a response to correspondence to Ministers, including electronic mail within 17 working days. Ministers will respond to matters that fall within their portfolio. Please follow the link ‘Writing to Ministers’ on the left hand side to direct your correspondence to the right Minister.