In this section
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"
In this section
- 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
In this section
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
29 days left
In this section
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 »
Northern Ireland - Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency
The Northern Ireland Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency (DVTA) undertook an Equality Impact Assessment to consider the impact of the driving theory test on the categories set out in the relevant legislation of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and to ensure compliance with the Department of the Environment’s (DOE) Equality Scheme.
- Existing DVTA/theory test contractor data.
- Review of current provisions for minority groups.
- Interviews with test designers and delivery agents to obtain contextual information and qualitative observations on the delivery of the theory driving test and associated processes.
- Postal survey of recent test users (in both English and Cantonese) to generate social baseline information and a telephone survey of voiceover users (in English).
- Focus group of users for whom Cantonese was their first language.
- In-depth interviews and consultation with organisations representing minority groups.
Conclusions from evidence
The evidence showed:
- Dyslexia sufferers and people with learning disabilities were more likely to fail the test due to study materials being difficult to read, the test procedure being hard to read and understand, a lack of awareness of the additional facilities available to assist candidates in taking their test and reluctance to be seen as ‘different’ in using the voice-over or ‘one-to-one’ option.
- People from ethnic minorities were more likely to fail the test due to a lack of knowledge of how to access the test service and facilities available to assist them, and also due to the fact that study materials were effectively only available in English.
All theory test centres are now compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, 20 language voiceovers are available (including English), postal application forms provide information on the full range of facilities and there is an accommodation booth in the Belfast centre to facilitate translator assisted tests.
For further information please contact Sam Grant, Statistical Directorate, Welsh Assembly Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ:
- Tel: (029) 2082 6023
- Fax: (029) 2082 5350
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org