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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (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 »
5 year legislative plan
The titles of these Bills may change as their precise content is developed.
Local Government (Byelaws) (Wales) Bill
To simplify byelaw procedures with the aim of fostering greater responsibility for and ownership of local laws.
The Bill was introduced 28 November 2011 (see Related Link).
School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill
To improve standards and performance in education in Wales. It will change the way in which schools are organised, put in place actions to drive up school improvement, make provision for statutory Welsh in Education Strategic Plans, and streamline the payment of certain grants to Local Authorities.
The Bill was introduced 23 April 2012 (see Related Link)
Cosmetic Piercing (Age of Consent) (Wales) Bill
A consultation to get views on how to make cosmetic piercing safer for young people began 18 October 2011 and closed 31 January 2012 (see Related Link).
Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill
To provide for an opt-out system of organ donation and for connected purposes.
Following the White Paper consultation that ended on 31st January 2012, the Draft Bill is now published with an Explanatory Memorandum for further consultation. The consultation period for the Draft Bill closes on 10th September 2012. (See Related Link).
Sustainable Development (Wales) Bill
The Bill will place a duty on the Welsh Government and public bodies in Wales to embed sustainable development principles within their strategic decision making. An independent body will be established to provide advice and support in this process.
A consultation document setting out the proposals to develop and strengthen the approach to sustainable development in Wales was launched on 9 May and closed on 18 July (see related link).
Housing (Wales) Bill
A Bill to increase the supply of housing and improve housing related services and tenants’ rights in the private rented sector.
A White Paper consultation was published on 21 May and will close on 22 August 2012 (see Related Link).
Additional consultation papers have been issued which provide more detail about some of the proposals in the White Paper
- Proposals for a Better Private Rented Sector in Wales was published on 6 July 2012 and will close on 17 August (see Related Link).
- Council Tax and Long term Empty Homes was published on 31 July 2012 and will close on 20 October (see Related Link).
Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill
To make mandatory arrangements for a simple public health measure to give consumers easily understood information on the hygiene standards of a food business. This Bill was published in draft on 14 December 2011. The consultation on the Draft Bill closed 7 March 2012 (see related link)
This Bill was introduced 28 May 2012 (see Related Link).
Public Audit (Wales) Bill
To establish the Wales Audit Office, and make provision about the Auditor General Wales. This Bill was published in draft on 15 March 2012 and consultation closed on 15 May 2012.
Social Services (Wales) Bill
To provide a coherent Welsh legal framework to transform social services and deliver Sustainable Social Services. A consultation on the Bill proposals was published on 12 March and closed on 1 June 2012 (see Related Link).
Public Health (Wales) Bill
A consultation will be published in 2012 to consider the legislative basis for delivering improved life expectancy and wellbeing and for reducing health inequality in Wales.
Local Government Democracy (Wales) Bill
A Bill to reform the structure and functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission and for the process of appointing and funding Returning Officers.
A White Paper consultation was published on 17 May and will close on 3 August 2012 (see Related Link).
Planning (Wales) Bill
To consolidate existing planning legislation, make it more transparent and help deliver economic renewal. A White Paper will be published towards the end of 2012.
Local Government (Collaboration Measures) (Wales) Bill
To support collaboration between local authorities, and other public bodies, to improve service provision. The Minister for Local Government and Communities made an oral statement in plenary on 24 January as regards the Simpson Compact with Local Government and announced that this Bill will no longer be brought forward.
Active Travel (Wales) Bill
To improve on and extend the network of routes within Wales that are safe and appropriate for walking and cycling. A consultation White Paper was published on 9 May and will close on 14 August.
Heritage (Wales) Bill
A Bill to modernise and streamline the system of controls for the protection of historic assets.
Environment (Wales) Bill
To provide for a more integrated management of the environment in Wales with greater environmental protection, economic and social benefits and for connected purposes.
Education (Wales) Bill
This Bill will provide for improved performance management in teaching, reform of the existing system of statements for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill
This Bill, additional to the Legislative Statement of 12 July 2011, will implement many of the recommendations of the Humphreys Report on the governance of Further Education Institutions in Wales. It will also make changes to the structure of the body responsible for Higher Education strategic planning and funding and other connected purposes.
A consultation White Paper was published on 2 July and will close on 24 September.
Prevention of Youth Offending (Wales) Bill
A Bill to strengthen the delivery of services to children and young people entering and leaving the youth justice system and for connected purposes.
Children & Young Persons (Wales) Bill
To expand the role of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and for connected purposes.
Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill
To place a duty on relevant public sector bodies to have a domestic abuse and ‘violence against women’ strategy and support elements in place.
Statutory Third Sector Compacts (Wales) Bill
A Bill to make third sector compact arrangements between local authorities and the third sector intermediary bodies a statutory requirement if evidence and consultation suggest that legislation is required.