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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
- 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 »
Armed forces and veterans
While defence remains a UK Government responsibility, several thousand military personnel are based in Wales. The nation demands a lot from its Service men and women. They are required to follow orders without question; they and their families are often separated for long periods; frequent moves – often at short notice – can disrupt family life; while Forces’ accommodation is sometimes remote, making it difficult for partners and children to mix with civilian communities.
Service personnel are entitled to expect as normal a family life as their military obligations permit. However, public services have not always taken account of their particular needs. The Welsh Government is committed to putting this right. We are working hard to create a level playing field so that Forces families suffer no disadvantage.
In recognition of the debt of gratitude which we owe to members of the Forces, past and present, it is also right that we should sometimes offer them an enhanced service. As an example, military veterans are entitled to priority NHS treatment for any health condition which arises from their Service.
To assist us in understanding the needs of the Armed Forces community and ensure that account is taken of these in policy and programme development, the Welsh Government has:
- Established an Expert Group to advise on how public services can best meet the Service community’s needs. Chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business, the Group includes serving officers from the three Services, along with representatives of the Army, Naval and RAF Families Federations, and of third-sector organisations who are active in supporting the Forces community; and
- designated Dr June Milligan, Director General, Local Government and Communities, as Armed Forces Advocate. In this capacity, it is Dr Milligan's role to identify and resolve policy or legislative issues that might affect the Service community.
For further information on the Armed Forces and support for the Service community, you can visit the following websites:
- Ministry of Defence
- Veterans UK
- The Royal British Legion
- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help
- Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO)
- Army Families Federation (AFF)
- Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAFFF)
- Naval Families Federation (NFF)
For further information relating to the Armed Forces and Veterans in Wales, please contact ArmedForces@wales.gsi.gov.uk.