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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.
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- 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 »
Written - Launch of Consultation on the Strategic Policy Position Statement on Water in Wales
I am delighted to announce that the Strategic Policy Position Statement on Water is being published today for comment.
The timing of this Statement will help ensure that water services in Wales can respond to the economic, social and environmental changes that affect this important resource.
The Welsh Assembly Government provides the strategic direction for the water sector in Wales, but our role is framed within a complex set of regulatory and operational responsibilities. Many of these responsibilities apply in a similar way in Wales and in England, but, there are some areas where a more distinct approach is appropriate for Wales.
In the Statement, we set out our position on certain aspects of water policy that we have revised or developed to help respond to the pressures and challenges we face as we plan for the future in Wales.
The Statement has been developed to fit in with the Welsh Assembly Government's wider policy Framework, in particular our consultation on a new Sustainable Development Scheme for Wales, One Wales: One Planet, the Environment Strategy for Wales and its action plan and our emerging Climate Change Strategy.
The Welsh Assembly Government's core principles in relation to water are:
- ensuring access to safe drinking water
- maintaining water and sewerage services at an affordable price
- compliance with statutory obligations that drive all round water quality
I would welcome all views on the priorities set out in the Strategic Policy Position Statement on Water by 25 February 2009. The Welsh Assembly Government will also be having meetings with relevant stakeholders throughout Wales.
A copy of the Strategic Policy Position Statement on Water is attached for information.
The document is also available on the Welsh Assembly Government website and hard copies have been placed in the Library.