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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- 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
- 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
Written Statement - Proposed Education (Wales) Measure
Members will wish to note that further to the announcement in the First Minister’s Statement on the Welsh Assembly Government’s 2010/11 Legislative Programme on 13 July 2010 of the inclusion of an Assembly Measure on Education, I will be writing informally to key stakeholders to provide an outline of my proposals for an Education (Wales) Measure and to seek their initial views.
My current intention is that the main purpose of this legislation will be to support Local Authorities, Schools and Further Education Institutions to work in a more collaborative way, thus ensuring the best possible service for learners and the most efficient use of public money. I propose to do this by legislating to enable and compel collaborative working across the sector.
In addition, I propose to legislate to drive up standards in schools governance by improving the capability of governors and Clerks through better support and access to quality training.
I will also be seeking views on a proposal to prevent an increase in the number of foundation schools. Each of these schools administers its own admissions, adding to the complexity of the local authority task of planning and providing school places. I therefore currently intend to prevent schools from changing category to become foundation schools, and to prevent any new foundation schools being established. This should retain the status quo in terms of the number of admission authorities, with the aim of ensuring that, as far as possible, local authorities are able to plan school places on a strategic basis.
Finally, I want stakeholders to consider a less bureaucratic approach to providing education to pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) in an unapproved independent school. To this end, I am suggesting that we repeal s347 of the Education Act 1996, to place the duty to ensure appropriate provision is made firmly with Local Authorities and remove the requirement for Welsh Ministers to approve their decisions.