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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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- 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 »
John Griffiths AM
Born in 1956, John Griffiths studied law as a mature student at the University of Wales, Cardiff before going on to practice as a solicitor specialising in criminal law, personal injury and general civil litigation. He is a former councillor on Gwent County Council and Newport County Borough Council. He is a member of the Co-operative Party and the Community and Unite Trades Unions.
John has previously served as Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Deputy Minister within the Health and Social Services portfolio having special responsibility for Older People and Deputy Minister for Skills. In December 2009, he was appointed as Counsel General and Leader of the Legislative Programme. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, John Griffiths was appointed Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development and in March 2013 was appointed Minister for Culture and Sport.
The Minister for Culture and Sport is responsible for:
- National Parks;
- Access to the countryside, coastal access (including the Wales Coastal Path) and rights of way;
- Protection (including designation) of ancient monuments and historic buildings in Wales, and related matters, and their promotion as visitor attractions;
- Conserving and protecting the historic environment of Wales and promotion of heritage-led regeneration;
- Promoting access to and community engagement with Welsh heritage and the historic environment;
- Sponsorship of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments and support for the Welsh Archaeological Trusts;
- National strategy and policy for culture in Wales;
- Sponsorship of the Arts Council of Wales, including appointments of Chair and members;
- Sponsorship of the Sports Council for Wales, including appointments of the Chair and members;
- Sponsorship of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales, including appointments of the President and members;
- Lead responsibility for Welsh Government funding of the Wales Millennium Centre;
- National strategy and policy for sport, physical activity and active recreation in Wales;
- National Free Swimming initiative;
- Government Indemnity Scheme and the Acceptance in Lieu of Inheritance Tax Scheme;
- Non-national museums, public libraries and archives policy;
- Policy on broadcasting;
- Sponsorship of the Welsh Books Council;
- Issues surrounding the distribution of Lottery funding within Wales by the Big Lottery Fund, National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council of Wales and Sports Council for Wales (allocation of funding between good causes and between countries remains the responsibility of the UK Government);
- National Botanic Garden of Wales;
- Promotion of walking and cycling, including the Active Travel (Wales) Bill; and
- Strategic lead on allotments.
Writing to Ministers
Contact John Griffiths 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 spotlight ‘Writing to Ministers’ on the right hand side to direct your correspondence to the right Minister.