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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 highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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 »
Concordat on the Inquiries Act 2005
Concordat between the UK Government and the Welsh Assembly Government on the Inquiries Act 2005
1. This Memorandum sets out the understanding of, on the one hand, the United Kingdom Government and, on the other hand, the Welsh Assembly Government (“the Assembly Government”), of the way in which Ministers of the United Kingdom Government (“UK Ministers”) will, under the circumstances set out in paragraph 3, exercise their power to establish an inquiry under section 1 of the Inquiries Act 2005 (“the Act”) or to convert an inquiry under section 15 of the Act.
2. This Memorandum is a statement of political intent. It does not give rise to legal obligations and is binding in honour only.
3. The circumstances referred to in paragraph 1 are that the inquiry which the UK Minister is proposing to establish or to convert is one whose terms of reference include a requirement to determine any fact or make any recommendation that is wholly or primarily concerned with a “Welsh matter” as defined by section 27(7) of the Act.
4. Where such circumstances arise, the UK Minister is required by section 27(2) of the Act to consult with the National Assembly for Wales. As part of this process, the UK Minister will request that the Assembly Government invite the National Assembly for Wales to consider exercising, with the Minister, the power under section 32 of the Act to hold the inquiry (whether by establishing or, as the case may be, by converting the inquiry) jointly.
5. Where, upon being invited to do so, the National Assembly for Wales has agreed in principle to the holding of a joint inquiry, the UK Minister in question and the Assembly Government will use their best endeavours to agree on such arrangements as are necessary to give effect to that agreement.
6. A UK Minister will not, other than in exceptional circumstances, establish an inquiry under section 1 of the Act to which section 27(2) applies unless the Assembly Government has agreed to the proposal to do so.