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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Wales Millennium Centre
A home for the arts
The Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) opened in November 2004. It has an ongoing programme of opera, ballet, contemporary dance, drama, cinema, and art exhibitions.
It is home to the following arts organisations:
- Liteature Wales (external link)*
- National Dance Company Wales (external link)*
- Hijinx Theatre (external link)*
- Touch Trust (external link)
- Ty Cerdd (external link)*
- Urdd Gobaith Cymru (external link)
- Welsh National Opera (external link)*
- BBC National Orchestra of Wales (external link)
The Welsh Assembly Government provides five of the seven resident organisations (marked with a *) with a total of £800,000 per year. This offsets the additional costs they incur by being based in the WMC.
Building a landmark
The Welsh Assembly Government provided a £37m contribution to build the WMC. The final cost of building was £106.2m.
Between its opening in November 2004 and April 2008, the Welsh Assembly Government provided the WMC annually with £1.2m. This comprised £750,000 in revenue support and £450,000 as a contribution to a sinking fund for the maintenance of the building.
In April 2011 responsibility for funding WMC was transferred from the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales. WMC receives capital funding of £300k per year and revenue funding of £3.7m per year. This comes from the annual grant made by the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales.
Since the Wales Millennium Centre opened:
• more than 5.5 million people have visited the centre;
• over 1.3 million people attended more than 1500 performances held in the Donald Gordon Theatre and the Weston Studio;
• over 200,000 people have attended 55 productions by the Welsh National Opera;
• over 48,000 people have taken guided tours of the building;
• over 35,000 school children have stayed overnight;
• there have been over 1,700 free performances in the foyer; and
• more than 1,600 business functions and conferences have been held with over 93,000 delegates.
To find out more about the Wales Millennium Centre, please visit its website.