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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 »
NHS Direct Wales, Quarter Ending June 2007
NHS Direct Wales is a 24-hour help line staffed by nurses offering confidential advice about health, illness and the NHS. NHS Direct Wales answers calls in English, Welsh and, via language line, over 120 other languages. NHS Direct Wales continues to expand the range of services offered in addition to the main health helpline (0845 46 47), which now include GP out of hours services for 3 Local Health Boards, triage calls transferred from A&E departments, and a dental helpline for 13 Local Health Boards. In addition NHS Direct Wales provides ad hoc information lines to support public health campaigns.
Data shown represent the number of calls queued to NHS Direct Wales excluding abandoned or repeat calls. Also, from Quarter ending June 2004, the number of calls answered are shown. 'Queued calls' are calls where the caller has listened to all of the welcome messaging and waited on the line to be answered. 'Answered calls' are calls in which the caller speaks to someone.
- 91,900 calls were queued to NHS Direct Wales during the three-month period April 2007 to June 2007. This is a 5 per cent fall since the previous quarter. A year-on-year comparison shows a 13 per cent fall on the April to June quarter in 2006-07.
- 84,900 calls were answered by NHS Direct Wales during the three-month period April 2007 to June 2007. This is a 4 per cent fall since the previous quarter. A year-on-year comparison shows a 9 per cent fall on the April to June quarter in 2006-07.
- During the 12-month period to June 2007, 377,300 calls were queued to the service; a fall of 10 per cent compared with the previous 12-month period. 344,400 calls were answered by the service; a rise of 1 per cent compared with the previous 12-month period.
- During the three-month period to June 2007, NHS Direct Wales answered more than 2,000 calls (out of more than 2,400 calls queued) from callers expressing a preference for the call to be taken in Welsh. This is an increase of 72 per cent on the same quarter in 2006-07 and accounted for approximately 2 per cent of all calls answered.
- More than 55,000 calls were queued to the 0845 service and 36,800 calls to other NHS Direct Wales services, including GP Out of Hours services.
Further information can be found at the StatsWales website.
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