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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 »
Written Statement - Post-Consultation Update on the Social Services (Wales) Bill
Explains what we consider the Bill should contain and asks for comments on the proposals.
Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services
I published a written statement on 12 March 2012 alerting Assembly Members, stakeholders and the wider public to the launch of the consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals for a new Social Services Bill for Wales.
The public consultation ran from 12 March to 1 June 2012. During the consultation period I and my officials met with over 500 individuals at a range of public events, and 275 written responses have been received from stakeholders.
Analysis of those responses has been undertaken, and the views our consultees have shared with us are being carefully considered as part of the Bill drafting process, which is now well underway.
A consultation response report will be published later in the summer. This will include an account of the issues raised by consultees in relation to our proposals, and our responses to these.
In the meantime however I can announce today that I have taken the decision not to include within the Social Services (Wales) Bill those provisions relating to the regulation and inspection of the social care workforce and social care services in Wales which were included in chapter 5 of our consultation document.
I have taken this decision in light of the feedback we have received from stakeholders in response to our original proposals, and in order to afford more time for us to consider how we might best achieve our ambitions for a modern and citizen-led regulation & inspection regime for Wales.
This decision creates the opportunity for us to go beyond the proposals laid out in our consultation paper, and it seems to me from the consultation analysis that there is an appetite for this. I am therefore proposing that a separate piece of primary legislation be introduced during the lifetime of the current Assembly which will address the regulation and inspection of the social care workforce and social care services in Wales. I intend to publish a White Paper during 2013 on the proposed content of this second Bill, and will keep Assembly Members and stakeholders informed of developments as work on this new legislation progresses.
I had indicated in my previous statements that it was our intention to seek to introduce the Social Services (Wales) Bill during the autumn of 2012. However, in light of the scale and complexity of the Bill which is emerging from the consultation responses and the drafting process, I have agreed with the First Minister that the Bill will instead be introduced to the National Assembly in January 2013.
I have said before that it is imperative that we get this important and ambitious piece of law right; that we understand and work through the implications for existing legislation and practice of our new approach; and that the Bill is the best we can possibly make it before it is laid before the National Assembly.
I believe that our reasons for taking the decision to introduce the Bill in the new year are sound, and I trust that we will continue to progress with the continued support of our stakeholders in the spirit of consensus and collaboration that has typified our journey so far.