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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 »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 »
This means the National Assembly for Wales has the power to pass new laws known as Assembly Bills. The 20 areas in which the National Assembly for Wales has competence are listed in Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.
The Welsh Government uses a number of different methods to consult with stakeholders and the public on its policies underpinning the legislative programme. These methods of engagement take place prior to the formal introduction of a Bill into the National Assembly for Wales for scrutiny.
Green Papers are used when the Welsh Government is considering introducing a new law. It is a discussion document designed to stimulate debate and gather feedback from stakeholders and the public.
White Papers set out the detail of future policy on a particular subject. They will often be the basis for a Bill to be put before the National Assembly for Wales. White papers give stakeholders and the public further opportunity to feed back before the formal drafting into a Bill.
Draft Bills are issued to stakeholders and the public before being formally introduced into the Assembly. This allows changes to be made before the Bill's formal introduction.
National Assembly for Wales
Once a Bill is introduced into the Assembly it undergoes further scrutiny. This is generally a four-stage process.
- Stage 1 - consideration and agreement of the general principles of the Bill
- Stage 2 - detailed consideration of the Bill and any changes by a committee
- Stage 3 - detailed consideration of the Bill and any changes by the Assembly
- Report Stage – an optional stage to make changes (if required).
- Stage 4 – a vote by the Assembly to pass the final text of the Bill
Act of the Assembly
Once Royal Assent is given, the Bill becomes an Act of the Assembly. The Act may include subordinate legislation (for example, regulations and orders) made by Welsh Ministers to give further details of how the law is to be applied.