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Wales Assembly Government

One Wales Delivery Plan 2007-2011

Chapter 1 - Introduction

The One Wales document is the foundation stone of our historic coalition partnership and it sets out a progressive government
agenda for Wales.

One Wales sets out 228 specific commitments to be delivered by April 2011 to improve the quality of life of people in all of Wales‟
communities, from all walks of life with particular regard for the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Our ambition is to
transform Wales into a self-confident, prosperous and healthy nation, fair to all people and all communities.


A progressive agenda for Wales

Shared values, common goals and joint aspirations for the people of Wales drive our four-year programme of government. The
principles of social justice, sustainability and inclusivity run throughout the programme, which recognises the diversity of Wales –
geographically, socially, linguistically and culturally.

Our vision for Wales is of a strong and confident nation, a healthy future, and prosperity and quality jobs in sustainable
communities. We aim to encourage learning for life, to create a fair and just society and to ensure a sustainable environment. We
will promote a rich and diverse culture which promotes Wales as a bilingual and multicultural nation.


Planning to deliver

Our One Wales programme is ambitious but realistic, radical but deliverable. It makes best use of the powers and resources
available to the government.

Key to activities:                                                                                                                     1
CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
OA                   Ongoing Activity
As at 31st March 2010



Our Budget published on December 2009 shows how we will use the financial resources available to us to do this, and this Delivery
Plan sets out how and when the different parts of our One Wales programme will be delivered.


A new style of Government

Our coalition is a new kind of government for the people of Wales. We are introducing new ways of working, which will bring
government closer to people and communities, and put the citizen at the heart of all our work. We are committed to working in
partnership with local authorities, with the NHS, and with private companies and voluntary sector organisations. Working together,
we can achieve our vision of a Wales which is inclusive, confident, fair and which promotes prosperity through supporting
enterprise alongside efficient, high quality and accessible public services for all.


The Assembly Government has new and wider powers derived from the 2006 Government of Wales Act. Our One Wales
programme includes areas where we aim to seek legislative competence, and to make Assembly Measures and other legislation so
that, increasingly, we are able to make laws in Wales, about Welsh affairs, for the people of Wales.


Our Vision for Wales

Our programme of government covers many aspects of public policy, and is based on a determination to ensure that people can
access services in ways which make sense to citizens and meet their needs. We are committed to working across organisational
and sectoral boundaries, to focus attention on achieving better services, and better outcomes for service users. Our delivery plan
shows how different Ministers and different organisations will work together to achieve successful change.

Our policies fall into eight broad areas, and these form the framework of our delivery plan. Together, they spell out our vision for
Wales, which represents:-
   A strong and confident nation
   A healthy future

Key to activities:                                                                                                                     2
CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
OA                   Ongoing Activity
As at 31st March 2010



       A prosperous society
       Living communities
       Learning for life
       A fair and just society
       A sustainable environment
       A rich and diverse culture


Making sure we deliver

We believe that our government of Wales should be open and transparent, and that we should measure our progress and report
publicly and regularly on what we have achieved. New arrangements are in place to ensure that each of the Welsh Ministers will
be accountable to the Cabinet as a whole, for driving forward delivery of their One Wales commitments. Each Department will
have their own business plan, which will set out in more detail the work they have to do, alongside work they will take forward in
partnership with other departments, or with other organisations.

We will publish performance information, to show how far and how fast we are making a difference to service delivery, and –
crucially – to the experience of people across Wales in accessing services which meet their needs. We will be clear about our
expectations of local authorities, the NHS, and other devolved public sector organisations in Wales. Taken together, we will build a
„basket‟ of indicators which will tell us – and the people of Wales – how well we are doing in delivering our One Wales programme
of government.


Looking forward

As we move forward we will report at least annually on our progress in delivering our One Wales programme


The Delivery Plan

Key to activities:                                                                                                                   3
CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
OA                   Ongoing Activity
As at 31st March 2010




The plan follows the format and ordering of One Wales and complements the information we have published about our budget.

It gives straightforward information about how each of our commitments will be delivered and when we expect them to come on
stream including key delivery milestones.

Each section of the plan is prefaced with a brief vision statement, describing the changed outcomes we are aiming for, and what
success will look like.




Key to activities:                                                                                                                4
CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



  Chapter 2 - A Strong and Confident Nation

  Making best use of the Government of Wales Act 2006, we will work together to enhance the Assembly‟s powers further to ensure
  it has a fair allocation of funding to deliver better outcomes and ending differences for the people of Wales.

  To this end, both parties will campaign for a successful outcome to a referendum for full law-making powers when practicable. We
  will set up an independent Commission to review Assembly funding and finance, including a review of the Barnett Formula. We will
  enact a strategy for the continual improvement of local services in Wales, to enable efficiency and citizen-centred services in the
  context of the Spatial Plan. Furthermore, we will establish a Strategic Capital Investment Board to make best use of capital funds
  and develop opportunities to make best use of capital finance.


Commitment                                 Lead
                One Wales commitment                    Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                  Portfolio
                                                                   The Convention reported on its findings and conclusions on 17 November 2009.




    1        All-Wales convention         CAEC          CNFA




                                                      TCD – July   The Commission is considering the second part of its remit - the case for
                                                        2010       devolution of tax & borrowing powers - and is undertaking additional work on
             Independent commission                                needs-based funding formulae following its first report, which focused on the
    2        on funding and finance       Finance                  implications for Wales of the continued use of the Barnett formula.

                                                                   The Commission is due to present its final report to the Assembly Government in
                                                                   summer 2010.
    3        Strategy for the continual   DPSP           OA        Cabinet has agreed a work plan for the next phase of the public services change

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                 5
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



Commitment                                 Lead
                One Wales commitment                  Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                                  Portfolio
             improvement of local                               agenda under the following headings:
             services in Wales aimed                             Public services and recession
             at embedding the                                    Developing an overall public services performance framework
             imperatives of efficiency                           Inspection, audit and regulation
             and citizen centred                                 Clarifying expectations of individual organisations, Local Service Boards and
             services in the context of                            Spatial Plan/regional groupings
             the Wales Spatial Plan                              Improving the evidence base
                                                                 Refreshing Making the Connections

                                                                A new £60 million Invest-to-Save Fund was announced in May 2009 aimed a
                                                                generating significant cash-releasing efficiency savings.

                                                                Work is underway to develop an overall public services performance framework to
                                                                align WAG priorities with those of other public sector organisations and link
                                                                national priorities with local ones.

                                                                A Policy Statement on Inspection, Audit and Regulation in Wales was launched by
                                                                the Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery on 30 September 2009. The
                                                                Statement is supported by an Implementation Plan with the Heads of Inspectorates
                                                                Forum responsible for overseeing its overall delivery.

                                                                The Spatial Plan area groups brought forward proposals for the second tranche of
                                                                the Strategic Capital Investment fund, and provided a spatial commentary on WAG
                                                                departmental proposals. This led to the allocation of £118.3 for public sector
                                                                projects across Wales.

                                                                A Cabinet Statement on public services was issued on 8 December 2009 by the
                                                                Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery - „Better Outcomes for Tougher
                                                                Times: The Next Phase of Public Service Improvement. Seven interconnected
                                                                areas are highlighted and linked with priorities for action:
                                                                     Building common purpose – delivering better services with less
                                                                     Lining up around outcomes for citizens and communities
                                                                     Offer public services that are more responsive to citizens (of all

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                               6
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



Commitment                               Lead
                One Wales commitment                  Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio
                                                                        generations)
                                                                       Greater operational efficiency
                                                                       Collaborating locally and regionally
                                                                       Improving performance
                                                                       Better information and evidence
                                                                       Incentivising and enabling improvement across public services

                                                                The Statement trailed the establishment of the Efficiency and Innovation Board
                                                                and Programme which was announced at the first Public Services Summit held in
                                                                February 2010. The Board, chaired by the Minister for Business and Budget has
                                                                since met and brings together leaders from social partners, local government, the
                                                                NHS and the Assembly Government. The second Public Services Summit will
                                                                take place on 2 July 2010.

                                                                Seven programme strands have been established including procurement and
                                                                commissioning, asset management, ICT, business transformation, new models of
                                                                service delivery, workforce development and leadership underpinned by a
                                                                communications stream. The programme strands are all chaired by external
                                                                partners.
                                                     TCD –      Reviews of the NHS bodies have been completed and were used to inform the
                                                    December    reorganisation. Cabinet has agreed the Citizen-Centred Governance principles for
                                                      2010      public services which are now underpinning a programme of reviews of executive
                                                                Assembly Government Sponsored Bodies (AGSBs). The principles were also
                                                                applied in local authority governance reviews undertaken by the Wales Audit
                                                                Office. The Assembly Government was represented on the reviews.
             Review governance of
    4                                    DPSP
             public service bodies                              The programme for reviewing AGSBs is due to be completed during 2011. The
                                                                reviews of the Countryside Council for Wales and the Higher Education Funding
                                                                Council for Wales (HEFCW) have been completed and published on the CCW,
                                                                HEFCW and WAG websites .The review of the Royal Commission for Ancient and
                                                                Historical Monuments of Wales has been completed and will be published shortly.
                                                                The review of the Sports Council for Wales is currently underway.


  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                7
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



Commitment                               Lead
                One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio
             Strategic capital                         OA       The Strategic Capital Investment Cabinet Sub Committee has been established.
             investment board
                                                                The Strategic Capital Investment Panel – consisting of six external independent
                                                                experts - has been appointed.

                                                                A fund of £475m has been identified for the three year period between 2008/09
                                                                and 2010/11.
    5                                   Finance
                                                                The First Tranche of the Strategic Capital Investment Plan was announced on 2
                                                                December 2008 – this included 19 main projects with a combined value of around
                                                                £350m.

                                                                Tranche 2 was announced on 20 October 2009 including 10 projects with a
                                                                combined value of around £125m for 2011.
                                                      COA       Local Service Boards have been established in all 22 local authority areas with
                                                                Senior Civil Servants as members. Each LSB has selected a number of
                                                                collaborative projects to drive forward as part of their local delivery agreement
                                                                (LDA). Spatial Plan lead Ministers continue to meet the LSBs in their area every
                                                                six months to review progress and share learning from the LSBs.

                                                                Guidance notes on pooled budgets were issued in March 2008. Currently 28
                                                                pooled budgets are in place with a total value of over £9m. The largest sums are
                                                                invested in community equipment services for older people and learning disability
             Develop local service
    6                                    DPSP                   services.
             boards, pooled budgets
                                                                A comprehensive support service is in place to assist agencies to develop and
                                                                implement pooled budgets in these and a wider range of services.

                                                                Officials are exploring options for targeting some of the contracted support time
                                                                available to assist the development of pooled budgets under the new Children and
                                                                Families Measure to implement Integrated Family Support Teams which will
                                                                require a new way of working between local authorities and local health boards.


  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                8
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



  Chapter 3 - A Healthy Future

  We aspire to a world-class health service that is available to everyone, and at the time that they need it. We particularly recognise
  the need to work harder to improve the well-being of disadvantaged people in Wales. Our commitment is to a NHS that is shaped to
  meet the needs of the people it serves, at the same time as taking account of best clinical practice.

  To fulfil this, we will deliver a review of NHS reconfiguration, strengthen NHS finance and management, develop Wales‟ health
  services, support and ensure access to health and social care, improve the patients‟ hospital experiences, and invest in public
  health.


Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                     Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


             Agree and implement       DHSS           CNFA       Completed from 1 October 2009
    7        new approach to NHS
             reconfiguration
             Moratorium on changes     DHSS           COA        Completed
             at community hospital
             level, already agreed
    8        changes at DGH level
             not implemented until
             associated community
             services are in place
             Public consultation,      DHSS           COA        Completed
             development of
    9
             evidence base for                                   Linked to One Wales 8.
             contentious proposals
             Revisit and revise        DHSS           COA        Completed
             proposals which
   10        reconfigure individual                              Linked to One Wales 8.
             services through single
             site solutions

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                 9
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                    Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                        DHSS           COA        Completed.
             Reform NHS trusts to
   11
             improve accountability                               Linked to One Wales 7.

             Pre-publication scrutiny   DHSS           COA        Completed
             of consultation
   12
             documents on health                                  Linked to One Wales 8.
             services reconfiguration
                                        DHSS           COA        Completed
             Move to end the
   13
             internal market                                      Linked to One Wales 7.

             Eliminate use of private   DHSS           COA        Work is continuing to build capacity in NHS acute services across Wales. The
   14        sector hospitals in NHS                              NHS will increasingly meet demand in-house, and will be working towards
             Wales by 2011                                        achieving this goal by end of 2011.
             Any use of NHS             DHSS           COA        Completed.
             facilities for private
   15        purposes to be
             appropriately
             remunerated
             Rule out use of PFI in     DHSS           CNFA       Completed.
   16        health service in the
             third term
             End competitive            DHSS           CNFA       Completed.
   17        tendering for NHS
             cleaning contracts
                                                       COA        Completed.
             Work to create a           DPHHP
   18        National Institute of                                The Minister recently reviewed R&D arrangements in Wales and decided that
             Health Research                                      NISCHR should sit in the Assembly Government, and that it should merge with
                                                                  the Wales Office of Research and Development (WORD). Officials are currently

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                             10
  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                                 working on these new arrangements.

                                                                 Two Task and Finish Groups have been established to take this work forward.

                                                                 A Director for the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research has
                                                                 been appointed.
                                       DHSS        TCD – May     Every secondary school will have a dedicated school nurse, with a base from
                                                     2011        which to operate in the school, by end of Assembly term.
             Minimum of one family
                                                                 Local proposals for implementation are being developed by Health Boards.
             nurse per secondary
   19
             school by end of
                                                                 A directive statement related to School Nursing is included in the draft Annual
             Assembly term
                                                                 Operating Framework for the NHS for 2010-11.

                                                                 TCD: All organisations to meet the commitment by May 2011.
                                       DHSS            OA        The Minister has agreed two pilot sites for Wellbeing Centres:

             Pilot investment in new                              Cardiff Royal Infirmary – where enabling work costing £3.32m was completed
   20        multipurpose wellbeing                                March 2010. Further Business Justification Cases awaited; and
             centres
                                                                  Merthyr Health Park – site purchase transaction completed on 1 April 2010,
                                                                   and an Outline Business Case from Cwm Taf LHB has been received.
                                       DHSS           COA        Completed.
             Extra funding for
   21
             palliative care
                                       DHSS            OA        Action Plans are being developed for Dementia, and Mental Health Secure
             New priority for mental                             Services.
             health, including child
   22
             and adolescent mental                               A number of capital schemes are in place to modernise mental health services:
             health services                                      Cardiff and Vale;
                                                                  Mental Health Campus, Wrexham Maelor;
  Key to activities:                                                                                                                               11
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                                  Swansea - multi phased scheme;
                                                                  Bryn y Neuadd Hospital Redevelopment - multi phased scheme, supporting
                                                                   resettlement and services for people with learning difficulties.

                                                                 Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - a new Children‟s Unit was
                                                                 opened in Abergele to meet the needs of patients in North Wales.

                                                                 The new £26m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unit at the
                                                                 Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, with 14 treatment beds and 5 emergency
                                                                 and high dependency beds, is expected to open by summer 2011.

                                                                 New community Eating Disorder services are being established to be fully
                                                                 operational across Wales by 30 June 2010.

                                                                 Veterans - a new mental health and well being service for veterans is being
                                                                 established with new funding of £485k per annum.
                                       DHSS           COA        Completed.
             Seek legislative
   23        competence in relation                              The LCO received Royal Approval on 10 February 2010, and an Assembly
             to mental health                                    Measure for Mental Health introduced on 23 March 2010.

                                       DHSS            OA        The Chronic Conditions Management (CCM) Demonstrator Steering Group will
             Improved provision for                              continue to support the Demonstrators over the next 12 months.
             long term conditions
   24
             such as stroke and                                  A Stroke Plan has been issued which directs and guides activity at a national
             diabetes                                            and local level. A National Stroke Delivery Group has been established to
                                                                 oversee LHB activity on improving stroke services.
             Refocus provision of      DHSS            OA        An expanded and enhanced Designed to Smile oral health programme,
             dental services to                                  delivered by the Community Dental Service was rolled out across the whole of
   25
             provide new public                                  Wales from 2009-10 onward.
             health focus: build up

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                             12
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


             community dental                                    An evaluation report will be produced covering the initial three year cycle of the
             service, more salaried                              programme – the first report was published in December 2009.
             dentists
                                       DPHHP          COA        £190m has been invested in public health and health improvement. Funding for
                                                                 the years 2008-09 to 2011-12 covers a range of programmes targeted at
                                                                 improving health and reducing inequalities.

             Invest £190m in public                              Our Healthy Future (the Public Health Strategic Framework):
   26        health and health                                    A Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan will be submitted to the Minister in
             improvement                                           May 2010; and
                                                                  A Tobacco Control Strategy developed by Autumn 2010.

                                                                 A review of the community and hospital strategies for tackling Healthcare
                                                                 Associated Infections will be conducted in 2010-11.
                                       DPHHP          COA        Completed.
             Cervical cancer vaccine
   27
             scheme from 2008
             Explore opportunity to    DPHHP          COA        The second Task and Finish Group, chaired by Sir Mansel Aylward, will report to
             place occupational                                  the Minister in November 2010.
   28
             health services on a
             statutory basis
                                       DHSS           COA        LCO Completed

             Bring forward                                       A key power is the Integrated Family Support Service to be implemented in four
   29        legislation on                                      pioneer areas; Merthyr/RCT consortia, Newport and Wrexham by July 2010.
             vulnerable children
                                                                 A number of regulations and guidance will be issued to pioneer sites in May
                                                                 2010.
             Reduce waiting times to   DHSS           COA        Completed – December 2009.
   30        26 weeks from referral
             to treatment including                              Work continuing to ensure sustainability.

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                  13
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                                Lead
               One Wales commitment                    Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                 Portfolio


             therapies and
             diagnostic tests
             Improved access to          DHSS           OA        Costed options have now been brought forward for the redevelopment of Cardiff
             services, including                                  Royal infirmary and for the Merthyr Health Park.
   31        Well-being centres and
             pharmacy based NHS                                   Further detail is provided at 20 (above).
             drop-in centres
                                         DPHHP          OA        The Assembly Government has funded two supplementary training courses, two
                                                                  conversion courses, and the nurse / pharmacist independent prescribing course,
                                                                  which commenced in 2009 with over 500 staff trained.
             Increase number of
   32        nurses qualified to                                  148 practitioners commenced the independent prescribing programmes in
             prescribe medicines                                  Sept/October 2009.
                                                                  (116 nurses with remainder pharmacists and AHPs). These courses will include
                                                                  the pharmacists who provide community pharmaceutical services in rural areas.

                                         DHSS          COA        Completed.
             Maintain free
   33
             prescriptions

                                         DHSS           OA        The new Community Health Councils (CHCs), which came into force on 1 April
             (I) Charter for patients'                            2010, will continue to have a focus on improving patient care and on patients'
             rights and                                           rights and responsibilities generally. Standards are already in place on what
                                                                  patients can expect from the NHS in Wales.
                                                       COA        Consultation on revised arrangements and draft NHS (Concerns, Complaints
   34                                                             and Redress Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2010 started on 11 January
                                                                  2010 for 12 weeks and ended on 2 April 2010. Consultation response report is to
             (II) legislation on NHS
                                                                  be produced by 23 April 2010.
             redress
                                                                  Regulations to go through the National Assembly in spring of 2010. Plenary
                                                                  debate is scheduled for 29 June 2010.

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                14
  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio



                                                                 Implementation Working Group to be established, with commission work of the
                                                                 group to conclude by July - August 2010.

                                                                 Training workshops will be arranged in summer 2010 with a
                                                                 launch in October 2010.
                                      DPHHP           COA        The Minister has considered the future disbursement of the Fund and has
                                                                 approved support for a package of public health related commitments and
                                                                 initiatives after 2009-10. These include:

                                                                  Support for the Welsh Health Survey, with the 2009 headline findings being
             Extend health                                         published in May.
   35
             inequalities fund                                    The Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU). As part of the
                                                                   action arising from Our Healthy Future, a review of health impact assessment
                                                                   is being undertaken.
                                                                  Alcohol Prevention with a focus on brief interventions to reduce alcohol
                                                                   misuse, delivery of the Strengthening Families programme and work with
                                                                   children/young people and their parents.
                                       DHSS           COA        Completed.

             Rural health plan,                                  The final Rural Health Plan was published December 2009.
             ensuring health needs
   36
             of rural communities                                An implementation Group has been set up to drive forward the plan, which
             are met                                             agreed the guidance and criteria for the Rural Health Innovation Fund. The Fund
                                                                 was launched jointly by the Minister for Health and Social Services and the
                                                                 Minister for Rural Affairs on 8 April 2010.
             Work hard to improve     DPHHP            OA        As part of the work to improve hospital food and nutrition:
             hospital food and
   37        nutrition                                            The training events to support the “nutrition in hospital” campaign have been
                                                                   delivered at community hospitals and community nursing services during
                                                                   spring 2010

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                               15
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                          Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                                                   A Nutrition Care Pathway for community settings will be developed by
                                                                    summer 2010. The first draft has been completed.
                                                                   Findings of the review of Health Promoting Hospital Vending will be
                                                                    implemented by the end of 2010. Branding for machines depicting
                                                                    Change4Life snack swop messages were installed during March and April
                                                                    2010.
                                                                   Improve the quality of food in retail outlets and staff and visitor restaurants by
                                                                    March 2011.
                                                                   A review of nutrition standards used in hospitals has been completed and the
                                                                    report will be presented by end of April 2010.
                                        DPHHP          COA        Completed.
             Improve hospital
   38
             cleanliness

                                        DHSS           COA        Hospital Parking
                                                                  Completed
             Reform charges to
             hospital parking and
   39                                                             Access to Phones and TVs
             access to phones and
                                                                  Officials are undertaking negotiations with the supplier in response to their offer
             TVs
                                                                  to reduce the cost of calls to/from the bedside.

             Seek powers, then          DHSS        TCD – April   The Social Care Charges (Wales) Measure, received Privy Council approval on
             legislate to create more                 2011        17 March 2010.
   40        level playing field for
             charges for domiciliary                              Regulations will be developed during 2010-2011 to implement the provisions of
             care services                                        the Measure from April 2011.
             Seek further powers to     DHSS           COA        LCO Completed
             legislate for vulnerable
   41                                                             The Children and Child Poverty LOC was passed by Parliament in December
             children, looked after
             children & child poverty                             2008. See 29 for measures developed under the LCO.

  Key to activities:                                                                                                                                     16
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                    Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                        DHSS          TCD –       The Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure is currently undergoing Stage 1 scrutiny
                                                    September     by the National Assembly.
                                                       2010
             Review Carers'                                       The proposed Measure will enable the National Assembly to legislate to
             Strategy, prepare                                    introduce a new requirement on the NHS and Local Authorities (the „relevant
   42
             legislation on rights of                             authorities‟) in Wales to work in partnership to produce a joint strategy in relation
             carers                                               to carers. The strategy will provide for the provision of information to carers and
                                                                  for the relevant authorities to consult with carers on the provision of services.

                                                                  Approval is expected by September 2010.
                                        DHSS           COA        Completed
             Strong emphasis on
             work-based training for                              Implementation of the “Fulfilled Lives, Supportive Communities” Workforce
   43        care staff, building on                              Action Plan is ongoing. Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)
             existing workforce                                   continues to offer the social care workforce development programme which has
             plans                                                recently been reviewed.




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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                       DESH/       TCD – May     A range of options to identify the best approach to meet this commitment have
                                       DHSS          2011        been considered. The preferred model is the development of an integrated
                                                                 resource centre model which will incorporate a nursing home as one of its
                                                                 components. This model would provide a broader range of local services and
                                                                 facilities and could be particularly relevant for rural communities. The model
                                                                 could include nursing home beds, day care facilities, extracare housing, an
                                                                 information centre, an office base for community services, GP premises etc. The
                                                                 exact combination of services would be based on an analysis of local needs.
             New not for profit
   44
             nursing homes
                                                                 Assembly Government officials in Housing and the Directorate General for
                                                                 Health and Social Services are working closely with officers in local authorities
                                                                 and local health boards to develop the more integrated approach to provide
                                                                 services. Demonstration projects are being developed in Builth Wells in Powys
                                                                 and Tregaron in Ceredigion.




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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



  Chapter 4 – A Prosperous Society

  Our vision is of a Wales where there is a strong and enterprising economy and full employment based on quality jobs. Everyone
  must have the opportunity to achieve a reasonable standard of living, no matter where they live or what they do. To further prosper
  Wales, we aim to create a positive climate for business growth to enable people to make the best possible contribution to the
  economy and their communities.

  With this in mind, we will focus our efforts on creating jobs across Wales, stimulating enterprise and business growth, promoting
  tourism, and enhancing skills for jobs.


Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                                     COA
                                                                The former Deputy Minister for Skills produced a written statement on 9
                                                                December announcing that the Assembly Government has agreed a joint Labour
                                                                Market Framework with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that will
                                                                pave the way for closer working and better integration of employment and skills
                                                                actions.
                                                                The Assembly Government and DWP have pledged to work together to deliver a
             Implement a labour
                                                                joint ambition of getting people into work. A Joint Employment Delivery Board
             market strategy with a
                                                                for Wales met on 18 January 2010. The new Board, led by top officials from the
   45        long term goal of full    DE&T and
                                                                Assembly Government and DWP, will enable discussions to take place around
             employment at a rate of    DCELLS
                                                                the delivery of our Careers Ladders Wales model and how we
             80%
                                                                can simplify programmes delivering employment and skills across Wales,
                                                                identifying opportunities to integrate provision more fully. The Board will be an
                                                                important means of achieving the desired integration of DWP and Assembly
                                                                Government policies and programmes
                                                                An annual operating plan for 2010-2011 is to be submitted to DWP and Welsh
                                                                Ministers by end of March 2010.



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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                  Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                                Officials in Housing and Dept for Health & Social Service are working jointly with
                                                                local authorities and local health boards in Powys and Ceredigion to support the
                                                                development of a more integrated approach to local services. An example of the
                                                                model, which will be tailored to local needs, was featured in the Rural Health
                                                                Plan. The developments will include provision for nursing care
             Adopt all-Wales                         COA        Planned investment for 09/10 has taken into account Wales Spatial Plan
             approach to economic                               priorities and a significant level of investment has been targeted to all regions in
             development,                                       accordance with regional need and delivery priorities. Delivery plans in each
             guaranteeing                                       region are on schedule.
   46                                  DE&T
             investment in all
             regions within
             framework of the Wales
             Spatial Plan
                                                     COA        Good progress is being made in respect of key projects such as the
                                                                development of Parc Cybi and Parc Bryn Cegin (Mon a Menai) and The Works
                                                                (Heads of the Valleys).

             Continue key                                       Heads of the Valleys – Delivery against Holistic Area Regeneration Plans
             regeneration                                       (HARPS) in 2009/10 on target .
   47        programmes in Heads       DE&T
             of the Valleys and Mon                             Investment profile for 2010/11 being developed. Specific attention to food
             a Menai.                                           economy, target social housing estates and low carbon new build in addition to
                                                                core priorities.

                                                                Partnership Priorities established from indicative baseline analysis to implement
                                                                priorities of the Regeneration Board
                                                     COA        Action Plan for implementation of recommendations of Green Jobs Strategy
                                                                being developed.
             Develop an all-Wales
   48                                  DE&T
             green jobs strategy
                                                                Delivery of the Green Jobs Strategy is on-going. Initiatives and actions during Q4
                                                                include:

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                                    1.   Launch of the Low Carbon Economic Area.
                                                                    2.   Secured additional funding through SIF.
                                                                    3.   Approval sought for a Green Jobs Manager.
                                                                    4.   Draft consultation of „Creating Sustainable Places Together‟ being
                                                                         developed.

                                                                   A4B works to support projects which will create green jobs and to lay the
                                                                    foundation for developing ancillary technologies.

                                                                   WEFO has recently announced plans to use up to £34m of European
                                                                    funding to improve energy efficiency in existing homes.


                                                     COA        Manufacturing Forum to provide a final draft of the Manufacturing Strategy by the
                                                                end of March 2010.

                                                                Business Innovation support update
                                                                 226 manufacturing businesses given technical advice year to date.
             Support development of
  49 (i)                               DE&T                      26 manufacturing businesses receiving full in depth review of their
             a manufacturing forum
                                                                manufacturing processes.
                                                                 Inside Welsh Industry scheme incorporated into Business Innovation
                                                                company visit scheme.
                                                                 Hosting of "Suppliers Forum" to raise awareness of the Business Innovation
                                                                Programme.
                                                      OA
             Support skills                                     The results of the consultation on Skills Academies have been presented to
   49(ii)    academies in key         DCELLS                    DCELLS officials in a consultancy report went to the Wales Employment and
             manufacturing sectors                              Skills Board for consideration on 18 March 2010. The information will be
                                                                disseminated to Sector Skills Councils in April 2010.



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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


             We will, alongside the                   OA
                                                                Careers Ladders Wales is included within the 'Skills that Work for Wales'
             Department of Work
                                                                strategy and action plan. Careers Ladders Wales is an operational framework
             and Pensions, continue
                                                                that provides a mechanism through which services for individuals can be
             to introduce innovative
                                                                organised and coordinated in an attempt to deliver a seamless service to the
   50        programmes to help        DCELLS
                                                                customer.
             people back into work,
             such as Careers                                    The Joint Operational Delivery Board for Wales will oversee the implementation
             Ladders and extra                                  of the Careers Ladders Model and the former Deputy Minister for Skills approved
             support for child care.                            a pilot project during September 2009.
                                                     COA        The Business Innovation Support Programme Business Plan for both
                                                                Convergence and Competitiveness (and A4B Business Plan – Convergence
                                                                only) includes clearly defined targets for Sustainability Criteria and Cross
                                                                Cutting themes agreed with WEFO
             All projects seeking
             public funding seek to                             WAG and EADS are forming a joint venture for the Welsh element of Innovation
   51                                  DE&T
             meet sustainability                                Works. WAG has committed funding up to 2010/11 with a review of
             criteria                                           'sustainability' of the JV in April 2010). Progress is underway. The legal process
                                                                has been started. Company formation now anticipated around June 2010.

                                                                JV (research foundation) up and running. Move to „company‟ status accelerated:
                                                                now scheduled for June 2010.
                                                      OA        Considerable progress with European Investment Bank (EIB) on the new
                                                                Commission initiatives known as 'JESSICA' and 'JEREMIE'. A new £150 million
                                                                investment fund for SMEs in Wales was launched in April 2009.
             Explore options for                                This fund has been developed under the European Commission‟s „JEREMIE‟
             public sector                                      initiative, part of which encourages the participation of the EIB as an investor in
   52                                  DE&T
             investment agreement                               the fund.
             with EIB
                                                                The work to complete the JESSICA Urban Development Fund for Wales
                                                                agreement by the year end is on schedule and will create a £100m fund to
                                                                support urban development projects when established.

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                  Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio



                                                                The work to create the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales has been
                                                                concluded successfully with the Fund being live from 25/03/10.

                                                     TCD –      The Aberystwyth office was completed on time and under budget and was
             Press ahead with
                                                   September    officially opened by the First Minister on 15 October 2009. The Llandudno
             relocation of Assembly
   53                                   HRD           2010      Junction project is on programme and construction is progressing, this phase will
             divisions to North West
                                                                be completed by April 2010; staff will begin moving into the office in summer
             and Valleys
                                                                2010.
                                                     COA        Building blocks of an all Wales code of practice are already in place. The
                                                                'Opening Doors' Charter for SME Friendly procurement was refreshed and
             Introduce all-Wales                                published in May 2008. The Charter is supported by a range of supporting
             purchasing code of                                 guidance available via the Procurement Route Planner which is a freely
             practice to support                                accessible resource on the Buy4Wales website.
   54        progressive increase in   Finance
             amount of public                                   Research commissioned from Bangor and Glamorgan Universities has resulted
             purchasing sourced                                 in recommendations to standardise and simplify the tender pre-qualification
             from Wales                                         process. Value Wales is currently working with public sector colleagues, the
                                                                private sector and other stakeholders on the development of a route-map to take
                                                                agreed actions forward.
                                                     COA        Phase 1 of the Single Investment Fund was launched in April 2008 and the last
                                                                of the Phase 2 projects (E-Business and Export Assist) were incorporated into
                                                                SIF in April 2009.
             Single investment fund
             for business support,
                                                                SIF has since been further enhanced by the approval of 4 new projects under
             including provision for
   55                                  DE&T                     the ERDF Convergence Programme - the SIF Enhancement Areas Fund and the
             social enterprise and
                                                                SIF RD&I Fund have already been announced, while the SIF Advanced
             environmental
                                                                Technology Growth Fund will be announced at the end of March, followed by an
             incentives
                                                                announcement in April of the SIF Environmental Fund.




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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                  Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                                A fifth Fund is also being applied for under the ERDF Competitiveness
                                                                Programme - the SIF RD&I (Competitiveness) Fund and it is expected to be
                                                                launched in June.
             Enhance business rate                   CNFA
   56                                   SJLG                    Completed
             relief scheme
                                                      OA        A 2 year Information and Awareness Raising Campaign has been approved and
                                                                the contract has been awarded to Francis Balsom Associates.

                                                                A campaign called Real Food from Real People was launched at the Royal
                                                                Welsh Agricultural Society Winter Fair on 30 November 2009. This is a high
                                                                profile, bilingual information and awareness campaign focusing on Direct Sales
                                                                opportunities via Farmers‟ Markets, Farm Shops, Farm Gate sales, Box
                                                                Schemes and Online Sales
             Increase support for
   57                                   DRA
             farmers' markets
                                                                The Direct Sales meeting that was delayed from January due to the bad weather
                                                                was held on 18th March 2010. This was a meeting for all parties interested in
                                                                the support available for Direct Sales in Wales. It was attended by 20
                                                                representatives from across Wales. A presentation was given by WAG on the
                                                                opportunities available for supporting Direct Sales and a discussion took place
                                                                on the issues and opportunities and possible next steps. The findings of the
                                                                meeting will be fed into the next meeting of the Direct Sales Steering Group in
                                                                early May.
                                                     COA        Visit Wales continues to prioritise the key EU markets of France, Germany,
                                                                Netherlands and Ireland. The USA also remains a priority market working with
                                                                Visit Britain as Ryder Cup 2010 approaches. The marketing framework agreed
             Continue to promote                                with Visit Britain means that Visit Wales focuses on closer and more mature
   58        Wales in external          DoH                     markets. In more distant and less mature markets we agree with Visit Britain the
             markets                                            priorities for Wales in the context of Britain led messaging.

                                                                Visit Wales recently began its 2010 marketing campaign which again includes
                                                                TV adverts and significant online presence.

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio




                                                     COA        A Tourism Investment Strategy is in place to direct financial support offered
                                                                through the Single Investment Fund held within Invest Wales in DE&T. Since
                                                                Section 4 grants were merged with the Single Investment Fund in April 2008,
                                                                support for 65 tourism projects worth £5.45 million has been offered, with
             Strategic investments in
                                                                forecast investment of £36 million and 504 FTE jobs created/safeguarded.
   59        facilities and employer     DoH
             skills (tourism)
                                                                In addition, a new customer service training programme „Croeso Cynnes‟ for
                                                                businesses has been developed. This aims to develop customer care skills in a
                                                                distinctly „Welsh‟ way with a Warm Welsh Welcome.

                                                     COA        Visit Wales campaigns and web content proactively promote Wales as a short
                                                                break destination. Campaigns and media work highlight appropriate short break
                                                                and activity products. Campaign timings seek to take maximum advantage of
                                                                Spring and Autumn break periods. Support for Wales in Style initiative positions
             Support tourism as                                 Wales for higher spending visitors, Campaign targeting up-weights for primary
             market moves towards                               short break drive time markets.
   60                                    DoH
             shorter and activity
             breaks                                             Investment support has helped develop activity facilities throughout Wales – and
                                                                we are confident that proposed Convergence Funding projects will further
                                                                develop this market.


                                                    OA
                                                                Proposals to develop the Workforce Development Programme were included in
                                                                „Skills That Work for Wales‟. Subsequently, Welsh Ministers approved
             Targeted programme to
                                                                programme amendments to support the new „Flexible Business Solutions‟
   61        improve skill levels for   DCELLS
                                                                business support programme and the development of key economic sectors.
             workplace needs
                                                                The following Workforce Development Programme targets for 2009-10 are on
                                                                track to be met:


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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                  Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio



                                                                o   1,000 new businesses engaged covering an additional 75,000 employees;
                                                                o   Support for over 2,000 businesses with selective and discretionary grants;
                                                                o   82% of employees working under the Investors in People Standard are
                                                                    retained by ensuring that their employers come forward for review;
                                                                o   1,500 businesses and 3,500 individuals improve their leadership and
                                                                    management skills; and
                                                                o   85% of customers satisfied or better with „Employer Hotline‟, HRD Advisors
                                                                    and Investors in People Assessors.
                                                                In February the Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation & Skills announced a
                                                                skills growth initiative that will build on the success of the ProAct scheme. The
                                                                new skills growth package will be operational by 1 April.
                                                     COA        The YES Action Plan for 2009-2015 to take forward the One Wales commitment
                                                                which is been led by the Enterprise Education team has been submitted to the
                                                                Ministers. Ministers have requsted that further work is undertaken on the draft
                                                                action plan to identify all spend relating to the work.

                                                                A total number of 1343 Dynamo role model presentations have been delivered to
                                                                                                st
                                                                schools across Wales since the 1 of April 2009, involving over 28,258 students.
             Create and develop
                                                                346 presentations were delivered to Further and Higher Education Institutions
             links between
   62                                  DE&T                     targeting 8,092 students.
             education and
                                                                20 Knowledge Transfer professionals undertaking AURIL CPD activities have
             entrepreneurship
                                                                now been trained. A further 22 KT professionals are undertaking this training

                                                                10 shorter KTPs completed from the Pilot Stage.

                                                                A further 50 shorter KTPS are being undertaken

                                                                WEFO has, to date, approved 16 projects led by the HE/FE sector totalling some

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                                Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                       Delivery Plan
  number                                 Portfolio


                                                                 £255m. A recent project approval that develops links between education and
                                                                 entrepreneurship is the £33m KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships)
                                                                 programme (£21m ESF), led by Bangor University in collaboration with Welsh
                                                                 Universities, to equip some 420 graduates with higher level skills needed to
                                                                 develop careers in R&D.
             Support development of                  CNFA
                                                                 Completed.
             NEWI (North East
   63                                    DCELLS
             Wales Institute ) to full                           Glyndwr University has opened.
             University status
                                                      COA        The Value Wales Community Benefits project has been devised to address long-
                                                                 term unemployed and training issues through the use of „community benefits /
                                                                 social requirements‟ within procurement arrangements. Specifically the use of
                                                                 clauses in public sector contracts and the use of the „Can Do‟ Toolkit in social
             Procurement that
                                                                 housing and regeneration programmes. A Project Board has been established
   64        incentivises training for   Finance
                                                                 which will initially produce a step-by-step methodology for the inclusion of
             unemployed
                                                                 „community benefits / social requirements‟ in public sector contracts. A rolling
                                                                 programme of projects that adopt ‟community benefits‟ has been established and
                                                                 the wider adoption of the approach by the public sector is being actively
                                                                 encouraged.
                                                       OA
                                                                 There are currently 24 active Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) projects
             Wales Union Learning
                                                                 across a wide spectrum of unions in Wales.
   65        Fund and Union              DCELLS
             Modernisation Fund                                  27 projects were approved at the last WULF bidding round. These will be in
                                                                 place in 2010-11.




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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
As at 31st March 2010




Chapter 5 – Living Communities

Our ambition is to ensure that all households, in all communities and irrespective of their means, can afford a decent home.
Everyone has the right to an affordable home as an owner, part-owner or as a tenant. To relieve severe housing pressure in some
areas, we will ensure that the supply of affordable housing increases by at least 6,500 in the next four years. We will also provide
financial support to young people who can‟t afford to buy their first home in their own community.

We are committed to meeting the Welsh housing need, improving access to housing, increasing the supply of affordable housing,
ensuring 21st Century housing, tackling homelessness in all our communities, improving regional and national transport and
improving access to local transport.




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CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                                  Lead
               One Wales commitment                      Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                   Portfolio


                                                       TCD – April   In 2008/09, £15 million Strategic Capital Investment Fund (SCIF) was spent,
                                                         2011        providing an additional 205 affordable units. The remainder of the SCIF (£27m)
                                                                     has been allocated to local authorities for 2009/10 and 2010/11. Programmes
                                                                     have been agreed with local authorities. It is anticipated that a total of around
                                                                     500 units will be produced over three years.

                                                                     The December 2009 statistical release showed that over two years, 2007-08 and
             Increase supply of                                      2008-09, local authorities reported a total of 4,235 additional affordable housing
   66        affordable homes by           DESH                      units had been delivered across Wales, over half of the targeted 6,500. Indeed,
             6,500 over 4 years                                      in 2008-09, 2,543 additional affordable homes were delivered in Wales – 50%
                                                                     more than that delivered in 2007-08.

                                                                     This means that over 4,000 families across Wales have been provided with
                                                                     homes they can afford

                                                                     Through the Essex Review we are exploring new funding models and other
                                                                     means of increasing supply options.
                                                       TCD – April
                                                         2011        We have included legislative competence over the Right to Buy in the draft LCO
             Obtain legislative power                                on Housing and Local Government which has been approved by the National
             to restrict right to buy in                             Assembly.
   67                                      DESH
             areas of housing
             pressure                                                The LCO has now been forwarded to Parliament where we are hopeful that it will
                                                                     be considered favourably given the positive and constructive scrutiny that has
                                                                     taken place both here and by the Welsh Affairs Committee
             Review and reissue                         TCD –        Preparatory work on the review has commenced. This entails commissioning
             TAN 20, to allow                          December      research into current experiences of Local Planning Authorities‟ Language
   68        language impact               DESH          2010        Impact Assessments. The target to issue the draft TAN is winter 2010.
             assessments for
             planning purposes


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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                                Lead
               One Wales commitment                    Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                                 Portfolio


             Provide LA s with ability                 CNFA       Implemented by Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement 01/2006 Housing
             to secure 100%                                       (paragraph 9.2.17)
   69                                    DESH
             affordable housing on
             development sites
                                                       COA        A pilot scheme was launched in June 2008 giving grants to First time Buyers in
                                                                  Renewal Areas for energy efficiency purposes in local authorities areas where
                                                                  the house price to income ratio was above the national average.

             Grants for first time                                We have met our “One Wales” commitment to provide grants for First Time
   70                                    DESH
             buyers                                               Buyers with pilot schemes in 2008-09 and 2009-2010 which provided help for
                                                                  first time buyers with the cost of energy efficiency in their homes. The Welsh
                                                                  Assembly Government provided a total of £1 million for the pilot over the two
                                                                  years.

                                                        OA        Upon detailed investigation, emulating the HMO model was not considered to be
                                                                  an appropriate mechanism for controlling the conversion of full time dwellings
                                                                  into second homes. This is because the licensing system seeks to ensure that
                                                                  HMOs are well managed and of a satisfactory standard, rather than seeking to
                                                                  control the conversion of dwellings into HMOs.

             Consider emulating the                               We have therefore investigated a range of planning and housing options to
             HMO licensing model to                               empower local authorities to control the numbers of second homes where there
   71        manage the level of         DESH                     is a demonstrable adverse impact.
             second home
             ownership                                            We have concluded that the most appropriate mechanism is to enable local
                                                                  authorities to levy a discretionary additional Council Tax charge on dwellings
                                                                  which are not the main residence of an individual. Implementing this proposal
                                                                  will require an amendment to primary legislation. A bid for competence to
                                                                  enable the National Assembly to legislate on this matter has been included in the
                                                                  Sustainable Homes LCO, referred to in commitment 67 above.


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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                   TCD – July    Draft TAN6 was published in 2009 for consultation and provides guidance on
                                                     2010        how the planning system can be used to promote sustainable rural communities
                                                                 including:
                                                                        Existing agriculture and forestry essential dwelling category replaced by
                                                                         rural enterprise dwellings.
                                                                        New dwelling on established enterprise where need for full time worker
                                                                         to be present
             Extend classifications
             of dwellings as part of                                    Second dwelling on established farm where need for 0.5 or more of a full
   72                                  DESH                              time worker and at least 50% of their income is derived from the farm
             ongoing review of
             TAN6                                                        business.
                                                                        Second dwelling on established farm to facilitate the progressive
                                                                         handover of the management of the farm business to a new farmer.

                                                                        Where the original justification for the dwelling no longer exists it would
                                                                         be used for affordable housing to meet
                                                                         local need in the first instance.
                                                                 The final version of the policy and TAN will be issued in the first half of 2010.
                                                      COA        The Welsh Assembly Government has brought forward £40 million from 2010/11
                                                                 to support social housing and has been successful in gaining £42 million from
                                                                 the Strategic Capital Investment Fund tranche 1 and £20 million from tranche 2.
             Increased funding to
   73                                  DESH
             support social housing                              This funding is contributing to the Assembly Government‟s target of 6,500
                                                                 affordable homes and has helped support the construction industry through the
                                                                 credit crunch. Local authorities are currently putting forward proposals based on
                                                                 their priorities to meet local housing need
             All sizeable new                         CNFA       Implemented by Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement 01/2006 Housing
   74        housing schemes to        DESH
             include percentage of

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


             social housing

             Greater freedom for LA                   CNFA       Implemented by Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement 01/2006 Housing
             s to designate non-
   75                                  DESH
             development sites for
             affordable housing
             Reform and reissue                       CNFA       Practice guidance on delivering affordable housing using S106 Agreements
             guidance on                                         published in 2008. Supplementary guidance on the use of S106 during the
   76        affordability and local   DESH                      economic downturn completed in Summer 2009.
             criteria in section 106
             agreements
                                                      COA       We have established Land release Protocols that will ensure we are able to make
                                                                best use of Welsh Assembly Government land assets and those of Welsh Health
                                                                Estates, the NHS Trust and Forestry Commission Land.
             Improve radically
             supply of publicly
   77                                  DESH                     A number of sites have been identified across Wales for transfer to housing
             owned land for
                                                                associations to meet the target of 6,500 extra homes by 2011 and to boost the
             affordable housing
                                                                construction industry during the housing market downturn.

                                                                Three sites were transferred this financial year
                                                      COA        This commitment will be incorporated in the updated Land Release Protocol
                                                                 (LRP). All sites brought forward through the LRP have been declared surplus by
                                                                 the various disposing bodies, however the provision of Affordable Housing on
             Greater power of                                    these sites will depend upon:
             specificity in
   78        designating Assembly      DESH                         the suitability of the site for housing,
             owned land for                                         the strategic need of the local authority, and
             affordable housing                                     the financial position and suitability to deliver the scheme of the nominated
                                                                     RSL.

                                                                 Three sites already transferred with work progressing on a further 12.

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                   Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                                      COA        Financial support [£50,000 per annum] has been provided to “Land for People”
                                                                 to help promote Community Land Trusts in Wales. A number of projects are
                                                                 underway across Wales.
             Promote expansion of
   79                                   DESH
             community land trusts                               The Land for People handbook will be released in May 2010 and this will
                                                                 increase further the public awareness of Community Land Trusts. This will result
                                                                 in many new schemes across Wales.

             Lobby Westminster for                    CNFA       This has been actioned. The Westminster response however is that due to
             greater discretion for                              limitations in law depending on the charitable purpose of the relevant body it is
             charitable organisations                            not possible to make this change. No more can be done at present.
   80                                   DESH
             in disposing of land
             below market value for
             affordable housing
                                                       OA        Almost all Local Authorities and National Park Authorities have submitted Draft
                                                                 or final Affordable Housing Delivery Statements (AHDS) to the Welsh Assembly
                                                                 Government. These are currently being assessed against the Affordable
                                                                 Housing Delivery Statements guidance.

                                                                 All local planning authorities with the exception of Ceredigion have submitted
                                                                 their AHDSs to Housing Directorate. These are to be assessed and individual
             Statutory duty on LAs
                                                                 feedback is now being given. WAG will not ask for AHDSs to be re-submitted in
             to prepare delivery
   81                                   DESH                     further years as we would prefer Planning authorities to focus upon their Local
             plans for affordable
                                                                 Development Plans. We have written to Ceredigion to ask if their AHDS could
             housing
                                                                 be submitted as soon as possible.

                                                                 The Statements show that housing need in Wales remains high. However,
                                                                 AHDSs have been used to strengthen planning policy for affordable housing in
                                                                 some areas which was the intention. LAs have said through the WLGA that
                                                                 AHDS was a useful process.


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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                   Status                                        Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                                                 We will seek to commence discussions as soon as possible with the new UK
                                                                 Government and will then consider how to move forward.
             Keep Welsh Housing                       COA        We have established very good working relationships with local authorities to
             Quality Standard under                              monitor progress against the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. A number of
             review, consider                                    Local Authorities have been granted limited timetable extensions on a case by
   82        applications for           DESH                     case basis.
             extended compliance
             timetable on their                                  Latest Business Plans are being reviewed (by 31 March 2010) in order to brief
             merits                                              the Deputy Minister on the current position of all local authorities
             No re-ballot on stock                    CNFA       Local authorities have been informed that they will not be permitted to re ballot
             transfer, unless                                    tenants within the lifetime of a Council‟s administration unless exceptional
   83                                   DESH
             significant change of                               circumstances require. This constraint is emphasised within the updated stock
             circumstances                                       transfer guidance which was issued in May 2009.
                                                      CNFA       As part of the pre ballot process all information issued to tenants from the
             Ensure impartial advice                             Council or the Independent Tenant Advisor is required to be submitted for
   84        for tenants before stock   DESH                     approval to the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure its factual accuracy and
             transfer ballots                                    impartiality. Updated stock transfer guidance which issued in May 2009 further
                                                                 emphasised the responsibility upon local authorities to ensure this happens.
                                                      CNFA       Funding increases have been implemented. Four local authorities that will
             Extra funding for
                                                                 receive extra funding are identifying the schemes they wish to develop. Two
   85        Supporting People          DESH
                                                                 local authorities have drawn funding already and the remaining two are
             programme
                                                                 identifying appropriate services.
                                                      COA        The Ten Year Homelessness Plan for Wales was launched in July 2009. This
             Homelessness plan,
                                                                 sets the long term vision and policy direction for tackling homelessness in Wales.
             seeking new powers
   86                                   DESH                     Preparation of a detailed action plan is near completion and includes the review
             under GoWA 2006 if
                                                                 of homelessness legislation as well as the need for any changes to fulfil the
             necessary.
                                                                 Homelessness Plan‟s objectives.
             Programme for                            COA        The Welsh Assembly Government‟s first ever Rail Forward Programme and a re-
   87        improved north - south                              prioritised Trunk Road Forward Work programme were published on 2
                                        DE&T
             links including road and                            December 2008. Both programmes include substantive proposals to improve
             rail                                                links between north and south Wales.
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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                   Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio



                                                                 The roads programme includes 20 schemes on north-south routes 8 in phase 1,
                                                                 and 5 in phase 2. These are programmed to be ready to start by 2011 and 2014
                                                                 respectively, subject to the completion of statutory consent procedures and the
                                                                 availability of finance.
                                                                 Construction has started on the following schemes:
                                                                  A487 Porthmadog – January 2010
                                                                  A470 Cwmbach – February 2010
                                                                  A483 Four Crosses – February 2010
                                                                 A470 Penloyn – Tanlan – February 2010.
             Reduce rail travel time                   OA        Technical feasibility study has been commissioned in partnership with Network
   88        between north and         DE&T                      Rail and Arriva Trains Wales in relation to infrastructure work. A detailed project
             south                                               plan has been completed and work will start on site in 2010.
                                                      COA        We have established the TrawsCambria Management Board.
             All-Wales Traws
                                                                 The Board has completed a thorough review of the existing network and is now
             Cambria network,
                                                                 looking at options to improve existing services as well as to introduce additional
   89        integrating rail and      DE&T
                                                                 faster services.
             coach with electronic
             ticketing by 2011
                                                                 These options are currently being appraised by the Board and implementation
                                                                 will start to take place later this year.
             Continue to improve                      COA        We are delivering a range of station improvements as set out in the 2008 Rail
   90        safety and quality of     DE&T                      Forward Programme. Some examples are the new station at Newport for the
             stations and platforms                              2010 Ryder Cup and the easier access platform at Aberdovey.
                                                      COA        We are delivering new train services as set out in the 2008 Rail Forward
             Introduce new trains                                Programme. Some examples are the North-South Express Train, more frequent
   91                                  DE&T
             and train services                                  services to Merthyr and plans to improve the frequency of the Cambrian service.




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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                               Lead
               One Wales commitment                    Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                Portfolio


                                                    TCD – March   Consultation period ended 5 February 2008. Strong support for the Committee.
             National Transport
                                                       2010       Statutory Regulations have been made.
   92        Passenger Committee        DE&T
                                                                  Chair and Committee members to be appointed in 2010.
             for Wales
                                                                  Business Plans and work programme to be published thereafter.
             Improve regional and                   TCD – March   Regional Transport Plans were approved end of December 2009.
   93        national strategic         DE&T           2010       Final draft of review of Regional Transport Delivery out for consultation with local
             planning for transport                               authorities.
                                                    TCD – March   Planned investment over next four year amounts to £75m, subject to successful
                                                       2010       completion of statutory procedures.
             Invest over £50m in                                  Construction has started on the following schemes:
   94
             improving road links
                                        DE&T                       A487 Porthmadog – January 2010
             between North, West
             and South Wales                                       A470 Cwmbach – February 2010
                                                                   A483 Four Crosses – February 2010.
                                                                  A470 Penloyn – Tanlan – February 2010.
             Use new powers for                        COA        Regulations providing local authorities with new powers to make Quality
   95        LAs to support new bus     DE&T                      Partnership Schemes are now in place.
             routes
                                                       COA        A programme of cycling infrastructure schemes on the trunk road network is
             Enhance and link up
                                                                  underway and will continue throughout the planning period.
   96        cycle routes on all-       DE&T
                                                                  48 Safe Routes in Communities schemes allocated funding for 2009-10.
             Wales basis
                                                                  Four Walking and Cycling schemes allocated funding
             Enhance rail discount                      OA        The scheme continues on the Borderlands, Heart of Wales, Cambrian Coast and
   97        arrangements for           DE&T                      the Conwy Valley lines.
             pensioners
                                                       COA        48 Safe Routes in Communities schemes have been allocated funding for 2009-
             Invest in community                                  10 - total allocation £8.134m. In addition 4 walking and cycling schemes have
             transport, cycling, safe                             been allocated funding of £4.170m.
   98                                   DE&T
             routes to school and
             20mph zones                                          The Community Transport Concessionary Fares Initiative has been funded for a
                                                                  further 3 years (2009-2012) and there are 15 community transport groups

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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               One Wales commitment                      Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                                 Portfolio


                                                                     involved in this across all parts of Wales. A further £1m has been made available
                                                                     to the community transport sector through Local Transport Services Grant.

                                                                     We have also developed innovative solutions for community transport in rural
                                                                     communities and the BwcaBus initiative in west Wales is a good example of this.
                                                     TCD – January   Assembly Measure for Learner Travel was introduced in April 2008, approved by
                                                         2010        the National Assembly for Wales in September 2008 and received Royal Assent
                                                                     in December 2008.

             Pursue legislation on                                   The Travel Behaviour Code has been finalised and will be launched in 2010.
   99        improved school             DE&T
             transport                                               The draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Transport)
                                                                     Order 2010 was approved by the National Assembly in plenary on 2 March. This
                                                                     Order has now been passed to the Secretary of State for approval in Parliament.
                                                                     The Order will, when made, confer additional competence on the National
                                                                     Assembly over the safety features of vehicles used for learner transport.
                                                          OA         The Wales Freight Strategy has identified routes and priorities toward the targets
                                                                     set out in One Wales. The Wales Freight Strategy Group has been tasked with
                                                                     identifying and quantifying these and delivering against set parameters. Key to
             Develop plan to move
   100                                   DE&T                        this is co-ordinating the Intra and Inter Freight in Wales with strong movement
             freight from road to rail
                                                                     toward co/multi modality. Including all aspects of project management and
                                                                     financial assistance using revenue support and Freight Facilities Grant on a case
                                                                     by case basis.




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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010



  Chapter 6 – Learning for Life

  Education brings empowerment. A learning culture helps to achieve social justice, ensure economic productivity and meet the
  challenges of new technology.

  Our vision is of a society where lifelong learning is the norm, and we, in partnership with education providers, will deliver a first
  class education system for children and adults alike, whatever their social origins or wherever they live.

  Our programme for government involves establishing a right to learn, reforming funding, ensuring the best start for children,
  creating 21st century schools and developing adult learning.


Commitment                            Lead
              One Wales commitment                 Status                                         Delivery Plan
  number                             Portfolio


                                                    OA
                                                              Funding is in place to take forward 14-19 Learning Pathways and a broader- based
                                                              Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ), with increasing numbers of students
                                                              across the 14-19 age range. We are now rolling out a new Foundation Level Welsh
                                                              Baccalaureate across the 14-19 age range, with the immediate level being
             Right to education                               implemented in Key Stage 4. We are also implementing a new employer endorsed
             and training to age                              Principal Learning qualification within the Welsh Baccalaureate structure.
   101                               DCELLS
             18, backed by new
                                                              From September 2010 there will be 217 centres offering the WBQ to some 53,000
             money
                                                              learners. 80% of secondary schools and FE colleges in Wales will offer the WBQ. A
                                                              further phase of roll-out at Foundation level in 14-19 learning and at Intermediate
                                                              level in Key Stage 4, and a third tranche of implementation of Principal Learning
                                                              qualifications within the WBQ structure is planned, applications are expected to be
                                                              invited in September 2010, with delivery to commence in September 2011.
             LEAs required to                       OA
                                                              Local Authorities are under a duty to provide access to education through the
             assess demand for
                                                              provision of an appropriate number and range of school places, including Welsh
   102       Welsh medium            DCELLS
                                                              medium provision. Authorities need, in developing their plan, to carry out a needs
             education, including
                                                              assessment and service profiling. These could include Welsh medium supply and
             surveys, and to

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                             Lead
              One Wales commitment                  Status                                           Delivery Plan
  number                              Portfolio


             produce school                                    demand, and results of surveys undertaken to ascertain future demand for Welsh
             organisation plan                                 medium education.
                                                               Making improvements in this area is covered in the draft Welsh Medium education
                                                               strategy. Consultation on the draft strategy has been completed. The consultation
                                                               included a separate letter that asked specifically for views about whether there
                                                               should be a legislative requirement for such assessments.
             Welsh medium                                      The Implementation Programme lists all the actions to be taken in support of the
             education strategy,                               strategy. A national framework for practitioner training is being developed. Roll-out of
             from nursery through                    OA
   103                                DCELLS                   the Sabbaticals Scheme is being implemented with a third location and different
             to FE and HE backed                               levels piloted. 76 new projects to produce Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching
             up by implementation                              materials have been commissioned. From ongoing projects, 86% of the target
             programme                                         number of titles were published in 2009-10.
                                                     TCD
             Continue to develop                               Roll out of revised National Curriculum for Wales carried out from September 2008.
   104                                DCELLS      - May 2011
             distinctive curriculum                            Phased implementation of Key Stage 2 and 3 to be completed by 2009. Key Stage 4
                                                               implementation to be complete by 2011.
                                                     COA
                                                               The Coleg Ffederal Shadow Board will be formed in early 2010 with a view to being
             Establish a Welsh-
                                                               fully operational from academic year 2011/12.
             medium Higher
             Education Network -                               By its 5th year of operation the Coleg Ffederal will receive an additional £6.1m per
             the Federal College -                             annum to support Welsh Language Higher Education via a network of collaborating
   105                                DCELLS
             in order to ensure                                institutions across Wales.
             Welsh medium
             provision in our
             universities

             Explore                                 COA
                                                               The six Welsh for Adults centres continue to be responsible for the planning and
   106       establishment of         DCELLS                   delivery of provision on the ground. 60 tutors are expected to complete the National
             Welsh for Adults unit                             Qualification for Welsh for Adults tutors in June 2010.


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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
              One Wales commitment                    Status                                          Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


                                                      TCD -
                                                                 The National Planning and Funding System (NPFS) is being implemented in phases
                                                   August 2010
             Reformed funding                                    and will be completed in 2010. DCELLS is currently consulting on the introduction of
             arrangements for                                    a fees policy for post-compulsory education, and the creation of a Sector Priorities
   107                                 DCELLS
             schools and FE                                      Fund which would focus funding on priority areas.
             colleges
                                                                 The review of Apprenticeship Frameworks and Skill Build is on track. The first part of
                                                                 the NPFS review is scheduled to be shared with network colleagues in April 2010.
                                                           OA
                                                                 Local Government Finance Division commissioned an exercise to consider the links
                                                                 between educational outcomes and the formula for distributing local authority funding
                                                                 (the Bramley Review) and have considered the results in detail. The review has
                                                                 informed further work by the Assembly Government‟s Local Government Finance
                                                                 Division to model changes to the revenue support grant through the Distribution sub-
             Review school                                       group which considers changes to the local government settlement in consultation
   108                                 DCELLS
             funding formula                                     with local government. It is important that any changes are introduced carefully
                                                                 given their potential to impact significantly on an individual authority's funding
                                                                 allocation. In addition, and separately, DCELLS has introduced a revised regulatory
                                                                 framework under which LAs fund school which require the provision of three year
                                                                 funding forecasts for schools - regulations were approved in Plenary on 16 March
                                                                 2010.
             Continue existing                        OA
                                                                 All grant payments for 2009-10 have been made.
             grant arrangement for
   109                                 DCELLS
             small and rural
             schools
             Progress provision of                    OA
                                                                 Additional funding is in place in the Flying Start programme to implement increased
             universal affordable
                                                                 provision of high quality childcare for two year olds throughout the planning period.
             childcare with
                                                                 Additional funds provided to the local authority Revenue Support Grant and to the
   110       additional support        DCELLS
                                                                 Community Focused Schools budget to meet local childcare requirements.
             including extended
             free full time high
             quality childcare for 2

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                              Lead
              One Wales commitment                    Status                                             Delivery Plan
  number                               Portfolio


             year olds in areas of
             greatest need

                                                       TCD
                                                                  The roll out of the Foundation Phase, which began in 2008, is delivering ratios of
             Radical reduction in                   (During the
                                                                  adults to children of 1:8 and 1:15 for 3 to 4 year olds and 5 to 7 year olds
   111       class sizes for three     DCELLS         2011/12
                                                                  respectively.
             to seven year olds                      Academic
                                                       year)      Roll out is scheduled to be completed during the 2011/12 academic year.
             Support development                        OA
   112                                 DCELLS                     Community Focused Schools grant increased to support out-of-school childcare
             of community schools                                 element of programme throughout the planning period.
                                                      TCD –
             Continue to upgrade                                  Funding of £774.4million will be provided during the lifetime of this Assembly.
                                                   March 2011
             school buildings,                                    This figure comprises £659m (to include General Capital Fund, the Schools Building
   113       exceeding sums            DCELLS                     Improvement Grant (SBIG)/Transitional Funding, VA School Grant and Early Years
             provided over                                        Capital Grant) In addition £34.093m will be provided for 2 PFI schemes which will
             previous four years                                  come on stream. The capital budget has been further enhanced by allocations from
                                                                  the Strategic Capital Investment Fund (SCIF) by a further £81.3million.
                                                      COA         It is a condition of capital grant funding that local authorities are required achieve
                                                                  BREEAM „Excellent‟ or equivalent for all brand new school buildings and stand-alone
                                                                  extensionsin order to drive towards zero carbon aspiration and for wider
                                                                  sustainability purposes. Provision of fire sprinklers is also a condition of grant for all
                                                                  new school build projects and significant refurbishment projects. Energy efficiency
             Increased investment                                 for new builds is ocvered as part of the BREEAM standard. Refurbishment projects
             in sustainable school                                are required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of A.
   114                                 DCELLS
             buildings, including
             provision of sprinklers
                                                                  In implementing transitional funding arrangements that are replacing the SBIG
                                                                  process all applications for funding are now assessed against a criteria for
                                                                  sustainability. Mechanisms also are being developed for collaboration between
                                                                  authorities on sustainable procurement and project management, supported by the
                                                                  Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).


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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment                             Lead
              One Wales commitment                  Status                                          Delivery Plan
  number                              Portfolio


                                                     OA
                                                               Additional funding provided for the Assembly Government's PE and School Sport
             More resources for                                initiative delivered in schools in partnership with the Sports Council for Wales. As a
             PE in schools,                                    result all local authorities have a PE and School Sport coordinator in post and
   115                               DCELLS
             promote retention of                              coordinators have led on work to draw schools into the initiative and support schools
             playing fields                                    in developing and implementing programmes to extend opportunities for PE and
                                                               school sport and improve the quality of provision.
                                                     OA
                                                               Guidance issued to local authorities in December 2009; grant allocations confirmed
             Pilot laptops for                                 in response to outline proposals from local authorities in January 2010; school and
   116                               DCELLS
             children                                          project details received from regional consortia in February 2010 and pilot being
                                                               launched by the Minister in Newport on 23 March 2010
                                                    OA
                                                               The first Legislative Competence Order, known as the National Assembly for Wales
             Bring forward                                     (Legislative Competence) (Education and Training) Order 2008 was approved by the
             legislation on                                    Assembly and the House of Commons and House of Lords. This enabled the
   117                               DCELLS
             additional learning                               Assembly to bring forward an Assembly Measure legislating for Additional Learning
             needs                                             Needs. The Education (Wales) Measure 2009 was approved by the National
                                                               Assembly for Wales on 3rd November and was made in December 2009
                                                     OA
                                                               Two main initiatives have been pursued in order to tackle disengagement from
                                                               learning:
                                                               The National Behaviour and Attendance review has been completed. An action
                                                               plan, supported by new funding, is being implemented from 2009-10. Additional
             Inquiry into                                      research is planned that will help DCELLS identify how services can be designed
   118       disengagement from      DCELLS                    and delivered differently to prevent young people becoming disengaged from
             learning                                          learning.
                                                               The Assembly Government‟s NEET strategy document, “Delivering Skills that Work
                                                               for Wales: Reducing the proportion of young people not in education, employment or
                                                               training in Wales”, was published on 3 March 2009. The document sets out the
                                                               strategic approach to reducing the number of young people aged 16-18 who are
                                                               NEET, outlining three key strands of activity (systems, provision, and support) and

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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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              One Wales commitment                 Status                                          Delivery Plan
  number                             Portfolio


                                                              proposing a range of additional measures within each of these strands.


                                                    OA
                                                              Support to continue throughout planning period. Based on the most recent returns
             Maintain free school                             from local authorities, we now have over 67% of primary schools signed up to
   119                               DCELLS
             breakfasts                                       provide their pupils with the opportunity of a free healthy breakfast at school each
                                                              day.
                                                    OA
                                                              14-19 Learning Pathways:
                                                              The Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure was passed by the Assembly on 17 March
                                                              2009. This has meant Yr 10 pupils in September 2009 were able to choose from a
                                                              minimum of 24 choices (non-statutory). Over 91% of secondary schools met this
             Assess the impact on                             minimum requirement. By 2012 all Yr 10 pupils will receive a minimum choice of 30
             secondary school                                 subjects of which 5 must be vocational. Guidance and regulations for Key Stage 4
             funding of                                       will be issued shortly and guidance for Post 16 is presently being drafted.
             developments on the
   120       14-19 curriculum, and   DCELLS                   Transformation:
             Bring forward
             proposals on post-14                             The Welsh Assembly Government‟s policy for transforming education and training
             learning for                                     provision in Wales was published in September 2008. „Transformation – The
             discussion                                       Journey / Y Siwrnai‟, which is an account of progress made to date, and areas
                                                              requiring additional focus, was issued to stakeholders in November 2009. It stated
                                                              that where the strong desire of some learning providers to maintain the status quo or
                                                              to inappropriately limit change undermines the Assembly Government‟s policy drive
                                                              to address the needs of all learners, DCELLS will take a more interventionist
                                                              approach.
                                                    CNFA
                                                              Completed.
             Review measures of
   121       educational             DCELLS                   New secondary school performance indicators were published for Summer 2008
             attainment                                       examinations. These focused on performance across the broadest spectrum of
                                                              approved qualifications, and three year rolling averages for Free School Meals

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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                                                               benchmarking were used for the first time for all schools. DCELLS also published
                                                               Value Added analyses for 2008 based on a new model that included a range of
                                                               deprivation indicators agreed with local authority representatives. The new Value
                                                               Added models include data on Free School Meals, the Welsh Index of Multiple
                                                               Deprivation and 'Acorn' which relates to Geodemographic data, in that it uses census
                                                               and survey information to classify geographical areas. Examples of the type of
                                                               information included are income, employment, ethnicity, age, health and property.
                                                     TCD –
                                                               The development of a coherent structure for the whole school workforce, including
             Develop national                    August 2010
                                                               Support Staff, will be addressed through the wider review of Practitioner Professional
   122       structure for           DCELLS                    Standards, Continuing Professional Development and Appraisal arrangements.
             classroom assistants                              Officials are currently preparing a detailed project plan to supplement the advice that
                                                               was submitted in early February.
                                                    COA        Pilot schemes have been delivered and the lessons learned have been used to
             Support pilot                                     inform local authority delivery plans for sport and physical activity.
             schemes for
   123       Saturday and             DoH                      The aim is to increase the number and quality of opportunities for participation in
             summer schools for                                sport and physical activity the whole year round. The Sports Council for Wales will
             sport, music, arts                                continue to monitor the level of provision being made and will assist local authorities
                                                               to identify and fill any gaps.
                                                     OA        The Sports Council for Wales is working with governing bodies of sport and local
                                                               authorities to improve the links between community facilities and schools, colleges
                                                               and universities.
             Develop opportunities
             for schools and                                   We encourage and support people to become volunteers, leaders and coaches and
             colleges to work with                             through specific programmes and funding to our key stakeholders more than 8,000
   124                                DoH
             sports clubs and                                  coaches and leaders are trained each year.
             invest further in
             sports coaching
                                                               We commissioned a review of our existing Coaching Plan. The recommendations of
                                                               the review will be implemented during the next financial year.

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                                                              We will continue to invest to train our coaches to the latest standards and to support
                                                              them and our leaders and volunteers to work at all levels in sport.

                                                   COA        Following a very successful launch GwirVol is now established as an independent
                                                              body to increase the volume and quality of volunteering for 16-25 year olds. The
                                                              organisation will explicitly seek to harness the views and energy of young people in
                                                              developing its services.

                                                              GwirForce (the Young people's organisation at the heart of the partnership) has been
                                                              constituted and is being supported by the 22 Youth Volunteer advisors. Support for
             Investigate how                                  GwirForce has recently been agreed with Rathbome Cymru awarded the contract.
                                      SJLG
             volunteering by
             young people can be                              A Web-based Portal has been constructed to ensure ease of access to volunteering
   125                                                        /opportunities.
             recognised and
             rewarded
                                                              An independent review of Welsh Assembly Government volunteering grant schemes
                                                              recommended the merging of the GwirVol and Millennium Volunteers grant
                                                              schemes. Work with the sector on taking this forward recently commenced with a
                                                              target date of April 2011.
                                                    COA
                                                              The project carried out by the Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Service has
                                     DCELLS                   enabled Learning Units for volunteering, developed by Agored Cymru for the Credit
                                                              and Qualification Framework Wales, to be put in place and qualifications are being
                                                              achieved.
                                                   COA
                                                              The impact of growing numbers of children of migrant workers on schools is being
             Assess impact of in-                             kept under review.
             migration, especially
   126       from accession          DCELLS                   Support for the education of children of migrant workers is provided through the
             countries, on                                    Minority Ethnic Achievement Grant
             education                                        The fourth annual count of the numbers of children of migrant workers from EU
                                                              Accession states who register in schools in Wales at the start of each academic year

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                                                              was undertaken in September 2009 and showed that numbers had increased by
                                                              40% since 2008.
                                                              Estyn were commissioned to undertake a review of the impact on LEAs of the
                                                              growing numbers of children of migrant workers particularly from EU accession
                                                              states and in October 2009 published their report „Local Authority Support for the
                                                              Education of Children of Migrant Workers‟; the Welsh Assembly Government
                                                              accepted all the report‟s recommendations.
                                                              The pattern and nature of ESOL need is highly dependent on changing
                                                              demographics. The most recent in-migrants – including those from A8 countries and
                                                              asylum seekers – are not evenly distributed and many are living in areas that have
                                                              not previously had considerable numbers of in-migrants with ESOL needs. Learning
                                                              providers have been responding to meet the increased demand for ESOL and the
                                                              number of Welsh Assembly Government funded ESOL learners has grown steadily
                                                              in recent years.
                                                   COA
             Extra assistance with                            We will phase out the Tuition Fee Grant for new students from academic year
             student debt:                                    2010/11 and remodel the student finance system. We will redirect resources away
             maintain existing fee                            from the Tuition Fee Grant and re-allocate them. c. £30 million will be re-invested in
             levels to 2009/10.                               the student finance system to enhance the Assembly Learning Grant. As a result we
             Maintain current level                           will raise the level of a full Assembly Learning Grant up from £2,906 in 2009/10 to
             of resources through                             £5,000 in 2010/11, with particular impact on students from families with the lowest
   127                                DCELLS                  incomes. At the same time, and to ensure that no Welsh domicile full-time
             Assembly term doing
             whatever is possible                             undergraduate student is eligible for less grant support for living costs than they
             to mitigate effects on                           would be under the English 2009/10 student finance system, the Welsh Assembly
             Welsh students if                                Government will increase the household income threshold for partial Assembly
             Westminster lifts cap                            Learning Grants by £10,000. In addition, we will introduce a partial cancellation of
             on fees in 2009.                                 student loans (of up to £1,500) for all students taking out a maintenance loan in
                                                              academic year 2010/11. Legislation will be introduced to the Assembly in April 2010.
             Substantially                            OA      Following the first year's success of Pathways to Apprenticeship and Young Recruits
   128       increase number of       DCELLS                  Programme. Both programmes are scheduled for repeating in 2010-11.
             apprenticeships
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                                                              The completion rate is continuing to improve as has the quality of provision.

                                                   COA
             Make full use of                                 Detailed analysis of Webb recommendations published September 08 in
   129                               DCELLS                   Transforming Education and Training Provision for Wales, the action plan to deliver
             Webb report on FE
                                                              Skills that Work for Wales. Transformation element completed.
                                                    OA
                                                              The former CELLS Minister announced a new HE Strategy, „For Our Future‟, and an
                                                              outline delivery plan on 25 November 2009. The strategy centres on a higher
                                                              education community delivering social justice and supporting a buoyant economy.
                                                              Use of funding to drive further transformation of the HE community, including through
                                                              collaboration and reconfiguration, where this will underpin strength, capacity, and
                                                              availability of high quality higher education is one of the priorities of the strategy and
             Work to widen                                    plan.
   130       participation in FE     DCELLS
                                                              One of its critical priorities will be the University of the Heads of the Valleys, which is
             and HE for all ages
                                                              commencing operation. Its long term objective is to bring the level of engagement in
                                                              higher education learning in the catchment area of Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr
                                                              Tydfil up to the national average and act as a model for action where needed
                                                              elsewhere in Wales. This could mean up to 4000 new learners in the Heads of the
                                                              Valleys by 2015.
                                                              Officials are developing a submission to Welsh Ministers which will outline next steps
                                                              regarding ACL policy and its closer integration into the Transformation agenda.
             Ensure extra funding                   COA
                                                              Complete.
             tied to new
             approaches in HE,                                The new HE Strategy For Our Future has been published. As of March HEFCW has
             develop proposals for                            a remit to tie funding to change in HE.
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             joint working, inter-
             university
             agreements, co-
             working between
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             departments


             Establish new                          COA
                                                              Capital and revenue grant aid has been distributed through the Youth Service Fund
   132       national youth service   DCELLS                  to assist the Youth Service to deliver the National Youth Service Strategy for Wales‟
             fund                                             strategic goals and action plan for maintained and voluntary youth worker sectors.
                                                    OA
                                                              The Minister for CELL and the Deputy Minister for Science, innovation and Skills will
             Work to establish                                receive imminently a submission folder on a proposal to support the development of
   133       national science         DCELLS                  the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) supply chain in Wales via
             academy                                          a national science academy. It will have a strong pan-Wales coordinating role
                                                              working with existing players, as well as a key role in influencing the curriculum and
                                                              persuading more young people to study STEM.
                                                      OA
                                                              Work is ongoing between DCELLS, HEFCW and DE&T to promote research
                                                              capability and to increase commercialisation and knowledge transfer including
                                                              prioritising the Research and Development strategy.
                                                              The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is an exciting
                                                              collaboration between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities that will create a critical
                                                              mass of research capacity and infrastructure to form a centre of excellence for Wales
             New national                                     and the UK in the field of biological, environmental and rural sciences, particularly in
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             research centres                                 relation to sustainable land use, food production, health and bio-energy.
                                                              The Research institute for visual computing based at Bangor University is a One
                                                              Wales national research centre. It will strengthen research collaboration in visual
                                                              computing across Aberystwth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.
                                                              We are still considering 'research centre' applications e.g. Ministers are considering
                                                              currently funding for the High performance Computing Centre and the work to set it
                                                              up will go on beyond March 2010.



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  Chapter 7 – A Fair and Just Society

  Our vision is of a fair and just Wales, in which all citizens are empowered to determine their own lives and to the communities in
  which they live.

  Our ambition is a Wales where everyone achieves their potential, and is able to live free of poverty, discrimination, fear or abuse.
  We are committed to supporting and including those who are marginalised from society and tackling the causes rather than the
  symptoms of problems. We want the people of Wales to have every confidence in a fair system of youth and criminal justice.

  To fulfil our ambition we will promote equality and enhance citizenship and community cohesion; we will regenerate communities
  and tackle child poverty and ensure an effective youth and criminal justice system.

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                                                       OA        Arrangements to collaborate on key areas are in hand and dialogue facilitated on
                                                                 Equality Bill. WAG has worked jointly with the Equality and Human Rights
             Work to make new
                                                                 Commission on events around specific equality duties and arrangements are in
   135       single equality body in     CAEC
                                                                 hand to work together on the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People and
             Wales a success
                                                                 on small grants funding. Regular dialogue takes place to identify issues and gaps
                                                                 and address them.
             Continue and extend                       OA        Faith Communities Forum continues. Faith Week in November 2009 was funded
             collaboration with                                  from the Advancing Equality Fund 09/10.
             interfaith forum, further
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             develop and
             disseminate good
             practice models
             New ways of engaging                      OA        The 2008 Living In Wales survey was published on 23 November 2009. Among
             citizens through                                    the 7,500 households surveyed, overall satisfaction levels with public services
   137       participative and           DPSP                    were high with most respondents commenting positively on their engagement with
             deliberative methods -                              public services staff. Officials are now developing proposals on a new national
             explore and implement                               survey approach.

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                                                                 A programme of actions to improve access to public services in Wales in 2009-10
                                                                 is in place and aligned with the emerging Digital Strategy for Wales and the work
                                                                 of the Digital Inclusion Unit. Officials are also developing a more systematic
                                                                 approach to the transfer of good practice.

                                                                 „Kafka Brigade‟ methodology has been piloted in 4 areas – Cardiff, Bridgend,
                                                                 Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf focussing on domestic violence, NEETS (2
                                                                 projects) and transition of care for child to adult services. An independent review
                                                                 of the projects is underway.

                                                                 Participation Cymru is assisting public service providers to engage more effectively
                                                                 with citizens in the design and delivery of services.

                                                   TCD – April   The draft Gypsy Traveller strategy was launched on 14 September 2009 for a 16
                                                     2011        week consultation period. A series of consultation and engagement events have
                                                                 been held with relevant stakeholders and specific events for members of the
                                                                 Gypsy Traveller community were held throughout Wales.

                                                                 The Strategy is currently been revised with appropriate input from the consultation
                                                                 programme and it is expected to be ready for Cabinet approval before the summer
             Implement all-Wales                                 recess. Subject to Cabinet approval in the summer, the strategy should be ready
   138       strategy on gypsies and    SJLG                     to launch in the autumn 2010.
             travellers
                                                                 To support the long terms aims of the Gypsy Traveller strategy capital funding of
                                                                 £1 million per annum for Gypsy Traveller Site Refurbishment Grant was
                                                                 established in 2007/08. Capital funding of £1.5 million for New Gypsy Traveller
                                                                 Sites has been available since 2008/09. In the 2009/2010 financial year we have
                                                                 spent almost £2.3 million on refurbishing existing LA owned Gypsy and Traveller
                                                                 sites. This spend demonstrates a significant uptake of the grant from previous
                                                                 years.

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  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                 The Good Practice Guides to Gypsy Traveller Site Design and Site Management
                                                                 have been published and are due to be distributed.

                                                                 The new housing LCO includes a provision to seek competence in relation to the
                                                                 potential of placing a duty on Local Authorities in Wales to provide Gypsy and
                                                                 Traveller sites.

                                                   TCD – April   The strategy was launched by the Minister for Social Justice and Local
                                                     2011        Government on 14 June 2008. The strategy is supported by an Implementation
             Refine and implement                                Action Plan. When the plan has been finalised it will be disseminated to partner
             refugee inclusion                                   organisations. Through the plan, partner organisations will commit to delivering
             strategy, including                                 services in relation to meeting the objectives documented in the Refugee Inclusion
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             interests of                                        Strategy. Some slippage due to capacity but this has now been addressed by the
             unaccompanied asylum                                recruitment of a secondee who commenced in role on 1 March 2010. Significant
             seeking children                                    progress in refining the action plan has already taken place. The action plan is
                                                                 expected to be ready by summer 2010.

                                                      COA        ‟Getting on Together - a community cohesion strategy for Wales‟ was launched on
                                                                 3 December 2009. This strategy aims to promote more stronger communities
                                                                 within Wales and deal with a wide range of issues some of which will aim to reduce
             Develop strategy to                                 community tensions and resultant hate crime. As part of the implementation of the
   140                                  SJLG
             reduce hate crime                                   Strategy a 3 year Community Cohesion Fund was launched in 2009-10. A number
                                                                 of projects funded by the CCF were focused on tackling hate crime or supporting
                                                                 the victims of hate crime.

                                                      COA        „Getting on Together – a community cohesion strategy for Wales‟ and an
             Positive citizenship                                accompanying action plan was launched on 3 December 2009. During the
   141       units in every local       SJLG                     consultation on the draft Strategy, consideration was given to how community
             authority area                                      cohesion issues and positive citizenship issues can be linked to the existing work
                                                                 on tackling anti social behaviour that is being carried out at local level. The

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                                                                Community Cohesion Fund for 2009-10 has included projects which tackle anti-
                                                                social behaviour and encourage positive citizenship. Work to implement the
                                                                Strategy is ongoing and includes a further two years of funding. A Migrants Forum
                                                                has also been established.
             Develop and implement                   COA        Substance Misuse Strategy covers this issue and an additional £1.2 million a year
             all-Wales alcohol                                  has been allocated to Community Safety Partnerships specifically to increase
             reduction strategy                                 access to residential services.
             aiming to increase the
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             number of drug and
             alcohol rehabilitation
             places available in
             Wales
             Consider adoption of                     OA        The final evaluation report of the English pilots is likely to be available in spring
             harm-reduction pilot                               2010, and will be referred to the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse.
   143                                  DHSS
             models underway in
             England
             Take forward report on                  COA        Work underway and additional funding put in place.
             substance misuse
             counselling service,
   144       workforce development,     DHSS
             all-Wales group to
             oversee standards and
             services
                                                     COA
             Review effectiveness of                            Revised Personal & Social Education (PSE) curriculum in Wales, which includes
             harm-reduction            DCELLS &                 substance misuse and other aspects of harm reduction, has been implemented
   145                                                          from September 2008. Its effectiveness is being kept under review. The All Wales
             education programmes       DHSS
             in schools                                         Schools Liaison Programme funded by WAG and the police covers aspects of
                                                                harm reduction.
             Extra help for                          COA        A £2.1million grant scheme to help pensioners with council tax was implemented in
   146                                   SJLG
             pensioners with council                            2009-10. Allocations were made to local authorities based on the „Older Persons‟

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             tax                                                formula in the Standard Spending assessment. Local authorities had the discretion
                                                                to distribute grant payments to suit local circumstances. Approximately 30,000
                                                                pensioners received a payment to their council tax account.

                                                                Following the success of the scheme in 2009-10, £4m has been allocated to local
                                                                authorities in 2010-11.
                                                     COA        The work to establish the JESSICA Urban Development Fund for Wales is on
                                                                schedule and will create a £100m fund to support urban development projects
                                                                when established.
             Initiatives aimed at
                                                                Regeneration Areas established in North Wales Coast, Western Valleys, Swansea
             economic development
                                                                delivering an integrated plan for regenerating these communities in conjunction
             and regeneration –
   147                                 DE&T                     with partners, with planning underway for further areas in Aberystwyth and Barry
             Heads of the Valleys
                                                                completing the scope of the Strategic Regeneration Programme for the remainder
             and Mon a Menai will
                                                                of this Assembly
             be exemplars
                                                                                                                                             th
                                                                2010/11 investment profiles for each RA complete and will be approved by 30
                                                                June 2010.
                                                     COA        The Deputy Minister for Regeneration launched the new Post Office Diversification
                                                                Fund on 18 December 2008 and announced the first awards in July 09. Sixty three
             Reinstate and refocus
                                                                post offices were awarded grants totalling £1.146m. A further 75 post offices
   148       post office development    SJLG
                                                                benefited from awards totalling £1.55 million in the second round of funding
             fund
                                                                announced in December 09. The next round will close in April 2010.

                                                     COA        Following consultation Ministers agreed that the programme is to remain titled as
                                                                Communities First. A new three-year funding round on the basis of Communities
                                                                First has commenced in the 2009-10 financial year. The future funding of core
             Develop Communities
                                                                teams in the Communities First areas in the next phase is now confirmed.
   149       First into Communities     SJLG
             Next phase
                                                                A key part of Communities First from April 2009 onwards is the Outcomes Fund
                                                                (£25m over the 3 years to March 2012) which is designed to promote programme
                                                                bending and was launched in December 2008. Some Outcomes Fund projects are

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                                                                up and running with Communities First Partnerships continuing to submit
                                                                applications for potential Outcomes Fund projects. There are match funding
                                                                requirements with the Outcomes Fund and they must come with the full support of
                                                                Partnerships. Therefore, the number, and quality of applications submitted is being
                                                                monitored closely.

                                                                Revised guidance for partnerships seeking to establish their own local based grant
                                                                recipient body, and guidance for CF partnerships on how they can contribute to
                                                                tackling child poverty has been published. The generic Communities First
                                                                Guidance is currently being reviewed to reflect these and other changes to the
                                                                programme.

                                                                New support arrangements also now in place for the programme, delivering
                                                                dedicated and flexible advice to all Communities First areas and a full programme
                                                                of national training courses, as well as a new website (www.communities-first.org),
                                                                                                                                                 th
                                                                regional coordinators meetings. A national conference was held in Swansea on 8
                                                                October 2009.

                                                                Further to a WAO Report on the programme last July, the National Assembly for
                                                                Wales Public Accounts Committee reviewed Communities First and proposed
                                                                some recommendations on how the programme should move forward. The Welsh
                                                                Assembly Government will shortly be responding to the report.

                                                                Also, a recent joint Wales Audit Office and Welsh Assembly Government report
                                                                highlighted governance concerns in one Communities First Partnership – Plas
                                                                Madoc Wrexham. Partly in response to this an internal Welsh Assembly
                                                                Governance Review was undertaken which highlighted some actions that need to
                                                                be taken forward across the whole programme in order to more closely monitor the
                                                                funding awarded.



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                                                   TCD – April   An externally commissioned mapping exercise to identify the gaps in advice has
             Embed and implement                     2011        been completed and the research was published early in October 2009.
             in full strategy on
             support and co-                                     In response to concerns following lobbying by third sector providers the Assembly
             ordination of advice                                Government commissioned a feasibility study to establish whether there could be
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             services in Wales, so                               an alternative advice services commissioning model for local authority and
             that comprehensive                                  Assembly Government funding that would meet the aims of “Making Legal Rights a
             benefit advice is                                   Reality in Wales” without compromising the future of third sector providers. The
             available in all LAs                                draft report on the study has now been received and is being considered by the
                                                                 Minister.
                                                      COA        £1.59 million additional has been provided between 2008 and 2011 to further
                                                                 support the Third Sector Scheme. „The Third Dimension – a Strategic Action Plan
                                                                 for the Voluntary Sector Scheme‟, was issued in February 2008. Work is in
                                                                 progress on implementing the 45 actions which will be monitored by a sub-group of
                                                                 the Third (formerly Voluntary) Voluntary Sector Partnership Council.

                                                                 In partnership with the third sector a multi media campaign to promote the benefits
                                                                 of volunteering has been developed and was launched at the end of May 2009 at
             Continue and further                                the Gelli-Deg Foundation as a precursor to the national UK volunteer‟s week in
             support Voluntary                                   June.
   151       Sector Scheme, further     SJLG
             enhance role of sector                              The Partnership Agreement between the Assembly Government and volunteering
             in policy formation                                 infrastructure provides an environment within which consistent standards across
                                                                 the sector will be reached in return for agreed funding.

                                                                 The “Invest to Serve” fund announced by the Welsh Assembly Government will
                                                                 provide £1 million over three years which will also be enhanced with further
                                                                 resources from the WCVA‟s CIF, Unity Trust Bank and WEFO. The fund will
                                                                 provide loans for third sector organisations to develop their services to compete for
                                                                 and win public sector contracts.


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                                                   TCD – April
                                                                 A range of work is underway, within the Welsh Assembly Government‟s
                                                     2010
                                                                 competence, to support the UK Government‟s targets to halve child poverty by
                                                                 2010 and eradicate it by 2020.
                                                                 The Children and Families (Wales) Measure received Royal Assent on the 10
                                                                 February 2010 and provides for Welsh Ministers to develop a new Child Poverty
                                                                 Strategy for Wales, which is required to be published in 2010. Work on the new
                                                                 Strategy is well underway and the Cabinet Committee has agreed the first draft of
                                                                 the strategy on Children and Young People. Once cleared by Cabinet the draft
                                                                 strategy will issue for consultation later in the Spring.
                                                                 Extra funding for the Child Poverty Solutions project was announced in November
                                                                 2009 and a new coordinator for the project has recently been appointed to take
                                                                 forward the second phase of the project The project supports local authorities and
             Support aim to halve                                their partners in prioritising and mainstreaming policies that support the reduction
             child poverty by 2010                               of child poverty across Wales. This funding will allow the project to be further
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             and eradicate it by                                 developed and to run for a further three years. A full evaluation of the first stage of
             2020                                                the project will be published in the Spring.
                                                                 An internal Child Poverty Analytical Team has been established. Discussions are
                                                                 ongoing with the UK Government, about the UK targets, through the Child Poverty
                                                                 Four Nations Forum. The Welsh Assembly Government hosted the last Four
                                                                 Nations meeting in January 2010 and the next meeting is being hosted by the
                                                                 Scottish Government in April 2010.
                                                                 Child Poverty Guidance for Communities First Partnerships and a shorter „easy
                                                                 read‟ summary of the guidance was launched by the Minister for Social Justice and
                                                                 Local Government on 8 October 2009. This guidance provides support to
                                                                 partnerships to help them tackle child poverty in their areas.
                                                                 The Child Poverty Delivery Group, now chaired by the Deputy Minister for
                                                                 Children, meets 2-3 times a year and coordinates cross departmental action on
                                                                 child poverty across the Welsh Assembly Government. The group is next due to

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                                                                   meet in April 2010.
                                                        COA
                                                                   In 2009-10 the CTF Cymru scheme is targeting those children born between 1
                                                                   September 2002 and 31 August 2004 - the first children to become eligible for the
                                                                   UK wide CTF scheme who entered school Years 1 and 2 in September 2009. The
                                                                   Assembly Government is providing £50 to all children, with payment of £100 to
             Extra children's bond                                 those children living in low income households.
   153       for all children entering    SJLG                     26,720 claim forms have been received (23,201 £50 claims and 3,519 £100
             school                                                claims) – giving an overall take up rate of 42% of eligible children. The only
                                                                   remaining risk to the project is ensuring that all missing or incorrect information is
                                                                   followed up with parents in sufficient time to process all payments in this financial
                                                                   year.
                                                                   Achieved – scheme launched in November 2009
                                                     TCD – April
                                                       2011        The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence)(Social Welfare and
                                                                   Other Fields) Order 2008 enables the National Assembly for Wales to legislate on
                                                                   specified matters relating to the social welfare of children and young people up to
                                                                   the age of 25.
                                                                   The Children and Families (Wales) Measure was introduced into the Assembly on
             Duty on public agencies                               2 March 2009, was passed by the Assembly on the 10 November 2009 and
             to make and                                           received Royal Assent on the 10 February 2010.
   154       demonstrate                  SJLG
             commitment to ending                                  The Measure makes statutory provision, through a legislative framework to take
             child poverty                                         forward the Welsh Assembly Government‟s commitment in terms of child poverty,
                                                                   and early development of its strategy for vulnerable children by bringing forward
                                                                   legislation to provide greater support to families where children may be at risk, and
                                                                   strengthened regulatory enforcement in children‟s settings.
                                                                   Part 1 of the proposed Measure – „Child Poverty, Play and Participation‟, includes
                                                                   the requirement for Welsh authorities to make and demonstrate their contribution
                                                                   towards eradicating child poverty. Welsh authorities, as set out in Section 6 of the

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  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
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                                                                proposed Measure, will be required to prepare and publish a strategy for
                                                                contributing to the eradication of child poverty in Wales which sets out objectives
                                                                chosen by the authority which relate to one or more of the broad aims listed in
                                                                Section 1 of the Measure.
                                                                Work has now begun to implement the Regulations contained within the Measure
                                                                and to develop the new Child Poverty Strategy for Wales.
                                                                The UK Government's Child Poverty Bill was introduced on 11 June 2009. The Bill
                                                                mirrors much of the provision in our Children and Families (Wales) Measure for
                                                                                                                         rd
                                                                England and the other devolved administrations. On 23 June 2009 the Assembly
                                                                Government passed a Legislative Consent Motion on those aspects of the Bill that
                                                                affect Wales. The Bill is due to complete its passage through Parliament and
                                                                receive Royal Assent early in 2010.
                                                     COA
                                                                Commitment met.
                                                                The Expert Group chaired by the Deputy Minister for Children, Huw Lewis AM,
                                                                meets on a regular basis and has an agreed work programme in place.
                                                                The work of the Expert Group is publicised on the Assembly Government‟s
                                                                website. The Expert Group is to consider issues on a “themed” policy basis and
             Establish expert group
                                                                has submitted recommendations on education 4-14 years, education 14-19 years,
             to address policy
                                                                economic inactivity and on in work poverty. The group is currently developing
             requirements
   155                                  SJLG                    recommendations around inequalities in health related to poverty and is next due
             necessary to meet
                                                                to meet in March 2010.
             targets in Eradicating
             Child Poverty in Wales                             On 5 February 2010 the Cabinet Committee on Children and Young People
                                                                approved the change of status of the Child Poverty Expert Group (CPEG), from an
                                                                independent advisory panel to that of Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) for Huw
                                                                Lewis AM, the Deputy Minister for Children.The timing of the group‟s change of
                                                                status is advantageous; as the draft of the new Child Poverty Strategy for Wales is
                                                                nearing completion and is due to go out to consultation shortly. The Expert Group,
                                                                in its new format, would be well placed to advise the Deputy Minister on the best

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                                                                way to take this work forward and monitor the implementation from late 2010
                                                                onwards.This new status will also enable the Assembly Government to fully utilise
                                                                the expertise within the group, to ensure that the cross cutting nature of the issues
                                                                relating to child poverty and are addressed effectively.
                                                                The group also peer reviewed the Children and Young People‟s Wellbeing Monitor
                                                                for Wales 2008 and the new draft Child Poverty Strategy, which is required by the
                                                                Children and Families (Wales) Measure.
             Review of existing anti-                COA        Findings fed into Children and Young People Cabinet Committee and contributed
                                        OCSRO –
   156       poverty programmes in                              to the development of the draft Child Poverty Strategy.
                                         SJLG
             Wales
             Integrate the various                   COA        Completed and published via the Children and Young People‟s Wellbeing Monitor
             datasets on the extent                             2008. A new edition of the Monitor is being prepared for publication in 2010/11.
             of child poverty in        OCSRO -
   157
             Wales and the               CAEC
             outcomes of policy
             interventions.
                                                     COA        Joint approach provisionally agreed between Communities Division and
                                                                DPSP/Spatial Plan Team based on clarifying the relationships between
             Adopt Wales Spatial                                Communities First Partnerships, Local Service Boards, and Spatial Plan Area
   158                                   SJLG
             Plan as integrating tool                           Groups. Intention is to engage with LSBs and SPAGs during 2009/10 to review
                                                                the community-facing dimension of their work and plans, with particular (but not
                                                                exclusive) reference to CF partnerships.
                                                     COA        Ministerial announcement made in October 2008 that there is now credit union
                                                                coverage in all parts of Wales. Further support is being provided to credit unions –
                                                                financially through the all-Wales Credit Union funding programme and in terms of
             Establish credit unions
   159                                   SJLG                   further policy development the Minister is currently considering the draft the Credit
             in all parts of Wales
                                                                Union Action Plan based on the findings of recently concluded research into the
                                                                movement carried out by UWIC.




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                                                     TCD – May   15 credit unions are receiving support through the all-Wales Credit Union funding
                                                       2011      programme to develop or build on their work with secondary schools.

             Credit union access for                             The Assembly Government has also supported the Wales Co-operative Centre to
   160       every secondary school       SJLG                   develop and market the schools resource CU@theCU. www.cuinschools.org/ is a
             by 2011                                             bilingual web based resource launched in November 2009 and made available to
                                                                 schools and credit unions across Wales. It encourages schools to set up collection
                                                                 points and make connections with their local credit union.

                                                       COA       Resources of £350,000 (2007-2009) allocated to Wales Co-operative Centre to
                                                                 help up to 25 credit unions offer this valuable savings opportunity to their
                                                                 customers. 18 Welsh credit unions are now approved CTF providers and funding
             Further develop ability                             has been used to appoint dedicated staff, IT hardware and software and marketing
             of Welsh credit unions                              materials.
   161                                    SJLG
             to take deposits of child                           There are no plans to provide a further specific CTF support programme, however
             trust fund accounts                                 credit unions which were unable to take advantage of the funding previously on
                                                                 offer are able to access finance for this purpose through the all-Wales Credit Union
                                                                 programme.

             Continue prioritisation                   COA
                                                                 This commitment is being delivered already through the delivery of the Action Plan
             of preventive
                                                                 relating to the All Wales Youth Offending Strategy. New joint Youth Justice Board
             intervention and non-
                                                                 and Welsh Assembly Government Prevention Guidance issued to practitioners in
   162       custodial solutions in      DCELLS
                                                                 March 2008. Major refresh of Action Plan, with a continued focus on preventative
             relation to youth
                                                                 interventions has been completed and a new plan is in place. Safer Communities
             offending and youth
                                                                 Fund to remain in place to support preventative activity over the next 3 years.
             justice
             Consider models of                        COA
                                                                 We deliver cross-cutting models of best practice through the annual Youth
             cross-cutting practice                              Offending Strategy Action Plan. We liaise with policy colleagues across Ministerial
                                         DHSS &
   163       between youth justice,                              portfolios and try to capture all the work that impacts on reducing youth offending.
                                          SJLG
             education, housing and                              This can range from our work in schools delivering messages about substance
             mental health services                              misuse and domestic abuse, to ensuring children in contact with Youth Offending
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                                                                  Teams have access to appropriate medical services e.g. this year we are
                                                                  reviewing how Child Advisory Mental Health Services are accessed by Youth
                                                                  Offending Teams and are planning to review access to substance misuse services
             Consider evidence for                   TCD – July   Initial scoping paper considered by Cabinet in October 2008. Further work
             devolution of criminal                    2010       commissioned on certain areas and further papers considered by Cabinet in March
             justice system in                                    2009 and September 2009. External consultant commissioned to examine case
             context of devolution of                             for devolving responsibility for Youth Justice and provided report to Deputy
   164                                    SJLG
             funding and moves to                                 Minister for Children in March 2010. This is now being considered and a further
             establish a single                                   paper will go to Cabinet in July 2010.
             administration of justice
             in Wales




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  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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  Chapter 8 – A Sustainable Environment

  The Government‟s commitment to sustainable development must spearhead our campaign. Our policies will help to tackle climate
  change and achieve sustainable energy production and consumption. We are committed to supporting rural development and
  improving the local environment.

  Climate change is a major global threat and everyone in Wales has a contribution to make in tackling it. Wales has a rich and
  diverse rural and urban environment that needs to be protected and enhanced to be enjoyed by us now and future generations.
  We want thriving rural communities, where people live and work and enjoy a high quality of life.

  Wales is energy rich and we have a role to play in producing energy from alternative sources and in helping Wales to be more
  energy efficient.

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                                                      OA        The Climate Change Commission was established in 2007. It is chaired by Jane
                                                                Davidson, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing and contains
                                                                representatives from the four main political parties, key sectors and expert
                                                                organisations.

             Climate Change                                     The Commission has now met 11 times and its Sub Groups produced a series of
   165                                 DESH
             Commission for Wales                               reports on key issues which have been fed into the development of the Climate
                                                                Change Strategy.

                                                                The Sustainable Development Commission carried out a light touch review of the
                                                                work of the Climate Change Commission in September 2008 and made
                                                                recommendations to strengthen its operation which are being implemented.
             Aim to achieve annual                  TCD –       The first stage of the Climate Change Strategy, which focused on the detailed
             carbon reduction-                     November     definition of the target and the broad areas in which it will be delivered was
   166                                 DESH
             equivalent emission                     2010       published for consultation 9 January 2009 and closed in March 2009. The analysis
             reductions of 3% per                               of the consultation responses was published in April 2009.
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             year by 2011 in areas
             of devolved                                        We published a consultation on the programme of action to deliver our climate
             competence. Specific                               change objectives in June 2009 and the consultation closed on 2 October 2009.
             sectoral targets, work
             with heavy                                         We have analysed the responses to the consultation and are using them, and the
             industry/power                                     advice of the Committee on Climate Change, to inform the development of the final
             generation industries to                           Strategy, which will be published later in 2010.
             reduce emissions
                                                                The Welsh Assembly Governments strategic approach to sustainable energy
                                                                development , the Wales low carbon energy policy statement, was published in
                                                                March 2010.
             Commit to targets on                    TCD –      These are being considered as part of the development of the Climate Change
   167       carbon neutrality of       DESH        November    Strategy and the timetable is highlighted in the text for 166.
             public buildings                         2010
                                                      COA       By the end of this winter planting season a total of 112,864 trees will have been
                                                                planted:
                                                                - Coed Cefn Ila near Usk, Monmouthshire - 23,314
                                                                - Coed Ysgubor Wen, near Tywyn, Gwynedd - 38,720
                                                                - Coed Bryn Oer, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent - 50,830
  168 (i)
                                                                Negotiations are still progressing for two more sites - one in North and one in
             Support for indigenous
                                                                South Wales.
             woodlands to include
                                         DRA                    A one year anniversary event was held at Coed Bryn Oer on 16 March 2010 and
             tree for all new babies
             and adopted children                               supported by the Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing.
                                                      COA       Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) has now begun a study into the purpose of the
                                                                public woodland estate in order to clarify the role of the Welsh National Forest.
                                                                Work continues to increase the diversity of the Assembly Government woodlands
  168(ii)                                                       through increased planting of native trees and the Better Woodlands for Wales
                                                                grant scheme has supported the planting of 150 hectares of new native privately
                                                                owned woodland this year. The scheme is being reviewed to consider how it can
                                                                offer improved support for the creation of new native woodland.

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                                                                  The new Smallwood grant scheme has been introduced which streamlines the
                                                                  process for administering grants for small areas –including new woodland creation.

                                                                  The Woodlands for Wales action plan has now been published. This sets out what
                                                                  needs to be done over the next five years to make progress towards achieving the
                                                                  outcomes of Woodlands for Wales - the Welsh Assembly Government‟s 50 year
                                                                  strategy for woodlands and trees.

                                                                  It explains what must be done and who is responsible for taking the lead in taking
                                                                  things forward. The Action Plan will be reviewed periodically providing
                                                                  opportunities to revise actions, and those responsible for their delivery, during the
                                                                  5 year period.

                                                                  The FCW corporate plan is currently undergoing its annual review - the updated
                                                                  version will be available in April 2010.


             Submit rural                             CNFA        Rural Development Plan approved by the European Commission in February
             development plan for                                 2008.Tir Mynydd will be replaced by Glastir in 2012 (see below)
             2007-13 to the EU
             based on the level of
  169(i)
             Tir Mynydd funding
             agreed by the
                                        DRA
             Assembly in March
             2007
             Develop a replacement                    TCD –       In May 2009, the Minister for Rural Affairs announced a shift in approach to land
             Tir Mynydd scheme                     January 2012   management schemes in Wales. From1st January 2012, the four existing agri-
  169(ii)
             post 2010                                            environment schemes will be replaced by one sustainable land management
                                                                  scheme, Glastir. Glastir is better positioned to meet current and future challenges

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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                 on soil, water, carbon and climate change.


             Develop a new farm                       COA        Six strategic awareness events for the scheme were held throughout Wales.
             entrants scheme taking
                                                                                                                                       th
             into account the impact                             -The Application window for the Young Entrant scheme opened on 4 January
                                                                                              st
             on other elements                                   2010 and will close on the 31 March 2010.
             within axis two
                                                                 -The Approval process has been developed.

                                                                 -Training has been provided for WAG staff and consultants.
 169(iii)
                                                                 -Web Site set up with all relevant information. available.

                                                                 -Young Business Enabler post currently being advertised.

                                                                 The scheme has been developed alongside the catchment sensitive area grants
                                                                 (with regard to the eligibility criteria) for the Young Farmer elements to avoid
                                                                 confusion to the industry.
                                                       OA        The delivery of the Local Sourcing Action plan has progressed well since its launch
                                                                 in April 2009 with a number of key actions delivered and milestones achieved.
                                                                 Work will continue on the plan over the coming year to deliver the final actions and
             Major initiative on local                           ongoing elements.
   170                                    DRA
             food procurement
                                                                 Whilst the Welsh Assembly Government is committed to supporting the food and
                                                                 drink industry in Wales, ultimately it is up to the industry itself to make sure it
                                                                 maximises the potential that Welsh food and drink products undoubtedly have.
             Shortly complete,                        COA        Launched in 2007, the Dairy Action Plan is formally reviewed annually. Activities
             publish and implement                               related to the action plan are monitored to ensure to objectives are met and
   171                                    DRA
             strategy for dairy                                  actions delivered accordingly. Much of the plan has been delivered. The Dairy
             industry                                            Strategy group have therefore decided to carry out a review with a view to

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  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                developing a new action plan to ensure the plan is relevant and able to needs of
                                                                the industry.

                                                                To date, success stories range from improving efficiency on farms, driving
                                                                innovation in new production techniques and new product development.

                                                                The development and delivery of the Action Plan is reliant on a partnership
                                                                approach with the industry. We continue to work closely with the Agri-food
                                                                Partnership Dairy Strategy Group, to ensure that we respond promptly to the
                                                                changing needs of the dairy industry in Wales.
                                                     COA        Whilst WAG were unsuccessful in obtaining a blanket derogation for the lifting of
                                                                the burial ban, we have been successful in achieving an amendment in the
                                                                revision of the Animal By-Product Regulations to include provision for „on farm‟
                                                                containment which is an alternative to burial of fallen stock and would provide
             Seek derogation from                               farmers with an alternative system for dealing with fallen stock. An EU Council
             EU regulations to                                  agreement on this issue, obtained at Agri Council on 7 September 2009, published
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             prohibit burying fallen                            in the Official Journal on 14 November 2009 and is coming in force in February
             stock on farm land                                 2011. In parallel to this work, WAG is joint funding research into the bioreducer
                                                                system. Following completion of the research, WAG will support a dossier to the
                                                                European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to be considered an accepted process,
                                                                under the revised Regulations, for the containment of fallen stock on farm. The
                                                                dossier is expected to be submitted to the EFSA towards the end of 2010.
                                                     COA        A comprehensive programme is in place to eradicate bovine TB from cattle, wildlife
                                                                and other animals.
                                                                Activity so far has included the TB Health Check Wales which is a one-off test of
             Vigorously pursue                                  all cattle herds in Wales over a 15 month period and came to an end in December
   173       programme of TB            DRA                     2009.
             eradication
                                                                There have also been changes to bovine TB policy so as to remove potentially
                                                                infected cattle from farms at an earlier stage.


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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                The Minister for Rural Affairs announced that all cattle herds in Wales will be
                                                                subject to an annual TB test in 2010 which also means that all farmers will need to
                                                                comply with Pre-Movement Testing requirements.

                                                                In January 2010 the Minister announced that an Intensive Action Pilot Area will be
                                                                established in South West Wales where a cull of badgers will be undertaken
                                                                alongside stringent cattle control measures. This follows consultation on the TB
                                                                Eradication (Wales) Order 2009 which allows the Assembly Government to
                                                                assume responsibility for managing a badger cull and gain powers of entry for the
                                                                purposes of vaccinating badgers.
                                                                Local measures delivered by three Regional Eradication Delivery Boards are being
                                                                taken forward and a review of TB Health Check Wales data is underway in order to
                                                                establish a new testing regime for Wales from January 2011.

                                                                Consultation on the Tuberculosis and Brucellosis (Wales) Order 2010 closed on 1
                                                                February 2010. The proposed legislation would strengthen Pre Movement Testing
                                                                Regulations and reduce TB compensation for farmers who do not comply with TB
                                                                requirements or have overdue tests. A framework to manage and prevent bovine
                                                                TB in camelids and goats is also in development.
                                                                On 15 December 2009 the Minister for Rural Affairs announced the publication of
                                                     COA        the final Deep Rural Localities research report. The Department for Rural Affairs is
             Identify and address
                                                                now working with WAG colleagues and external stakeholders to develop a co-
   174       needs of deep rural        DRA
                                                                ordinated approach to taking forward the findings of the study. The Minister for
             areas
                                                                Rural Affairs provided an update on progress to Plenary on 2 March 2010.

                                                     COA        Currently analysing results of the consultation on GM coexistence measures. The
             Maximum restriction on
   175                                  DRA                     results will be published at the end of May 2010. These results will be taken
             GM crops
                                                                forward to develop policy on GM crop cultivation in Wales.
             Draw up energy                          CNFA       The Assembly Government launched the Assembly Government‟s strategic
                                                                                                                                              th
   176       strategy, to include      DESH                     approach to energy: the low carbon energy policy statement for Wales on 15
             actions, support for                               March 2010. The statement within the auspices of One Wales One Planet and the

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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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                                        Portfolio


             study on Severn                                      Assembly Government‟s overarching climate change strategy, sets out the actions
             barrage                                              that will be taken to accelerate the transition to an efficient, low-carbon-energy
                                                                  based economy in Wales: including the potential for £50 billion plus of private-
                                                                  sector low carbon energy-investments in Wales over the next 10/15 years.

                                                                  The Severn Tidal Power study is now at Phase 2 with the 5 shortlisted projects (3
                                                                  barrages and two lagoons) being assessed for their social, economic and
                                                                  environmental impact.

                                                                  Three additional schemes based on embryonic technologies (two tidal fences and
                                                                  one low-head barrage) are also being supported to bring them to the outline design
                                                                  stage by end of March 2010.
             Continue to provide                    TCD – May     We consulted on a draft National Energy Efficiency and Savings Plan last year.
             energy efficiency grants                 2011        The consultation on a revised Fuel Poverty Strategy that followed included a
             including non-means                                  commitment to continue to provide a non-means tested partial grant for loft and
   177       tested element within      DESH                      cavity wall insulation. A final National Energy Efficiency and Savings Plan and
             context of national                                  revised Fuel Poverty Strategy will be published later this year.
             energy efficiency and
             savings plan
                                                                                                                      th
             Produce energy route                   TCD – March   Low Carbon Energy Policy Statement Issued 15 March 2010. Review of TAN8 to
             map and review TAN 8,                     2011       commence shortly. Slippage in the production of the statement has compressed
   178       revising targets for       DESH                      the time available to review TAN8. Target to issue draft TAN by winter 2010/11.
             energy from
             renewables upwards
                                                       COA        The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) involves a partnership of six Welsh
                                                                  universities and local industries with the aim to build research capacity and
                                                                  establish Wales as an internationally competitive centre for low carbon research.
             Promote R&D into
   179                                  DESH
             renewable technologies
                                                                  A £34 million programme to drive forward cutting-edge research to secure a low
                                                                  carbon future for Wales, create green jobs and help business to develop
                                                                  sustainable products and technologies was announced by the First Minister in

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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                October 2009. The proposals draw funding from a range of sources, including
                                                                European Convergence funds.

                                                     COA        Farming Connect funds the Climate Change Development Programme, delivered
             Promote energy
                                                                by Bangor University and IBERS, which holds a number of fully funded on farm
             efficiency and
   180                                    DRA                   events giving practical demonstrations and discussion groups. One to one
             renewable energy
                                                                subsidised advice is also available to farmers interested in energy efficiency and
             production on-farm
                                                                renewable energy production.
             Explore introduction of                 CNFA       The issue has been explored. The Minister for Rural Affairs announced (as part of
   181       grant scheme to              DRA                   the Glastir announcement in Plenary in May 2009) that there would be no energy
             convert to energy crops                            crops scheme.
                                                     COA        Wales has now received the Environmental LCO that will give powers to set new
                                                                                                                          th
                                                                regulatory targets. This received Royal Assent on the 10 February 2010 and
                                                                                           th
                                                                came into force on the 11 February 2010.

                                                                Draft data for Quarter (Q) 1 & Q2 indicated that the combined all Wales recycling
             Improve targets for                                rate was 41% against a target of 40% for 2009-10. Seven local authorities were
             recycling, legislation                             below 40% in Q2 (lowest is Blaenau Gwent on 29%). Data on recycling rates in
   182                                   DESH
             and support for better                             Q3 will be released in March 2010 and will be reported in the next quarterly
             waste management                                   update.

                                                                Increased funding allocated to local authorities for better waste management
                                                                (£90m over 3 years from 2008/09). Consultation on revised waste strategy ended
                                                                22nd July 2009. Draft summary of responses produced. Sector plans being
                                                                scoped. Final version of the revised strategy due for release in June 2010.
                                                     COA        Tidy Towns initiative has been established and is approaching end of year 2.
             Establish initiative to
                                                                Additional funding allocated to local authorities and other bodies/groups for
             support local authorities
                                                                projects (£4m including £1m for Keep Wales Tidy). Milestones include Mid Year
   183       and voluntary action to     DESH
                                                                reports in October 2009, end year reports and Year 3 Plans by March 2010. An
             improve quality of local
                                                                initial evaluation is due in March 2010 to inform Year 3 and future scheme
             environment
                                                                development.

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             Compulsory health                       CNFA       Coal MTAN published January 2009. Ministerial Interim Minerals Planning Policy
             impact assessment and                              Statement (MIMPPS) 01/2009 requires Health Impact Assessments for opencast
   184       buffer zones in open      DESH                     coal development.
             cast planning
             applications
                                                                                                                   th                      st
                                                     COA        The Transfer order received Royal Assent on 17 November 2009. From 31
                                                                December 2011 Wales will have powers to set Building Regulations which will
             Pursue devolution of
                                                                complement existing planning functions providing comprehensive policy influence
   185       building regulations to   DESH
                                                                over the built environment that will support the Assembly Government‟s
             the Assembly
                                                                sustainable development duty.

                                                      OA        Progress has continued on the Coastal Access Improvement Programme (£2
                                                                million of WAG funding during 2009/10). Additional funding has been secured
             Create all-Wales                                   through Convergence to assist in the delivery of an all Wales Coast Path by 2012.
   186                                 DESH
             coastal path                                       In the first two years of the programme over 180km of coastal path has been
                                                                improved or created, and approximately 200km of coastal path will have been
                                                                improved or created during 2009/10.




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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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  Chapter 9 – A Rich and Diverse Culture

  To achieve our ambition for Wales we will support the Welsh Language, promote arts and culture, and place Wales in the World
  and encouraging sport and physical activity.

  We celebrate Wales as a community of diverse cultures: united for our common good, celebrating our many traditions, ensuring
  that Wales uses its two national languages to their full potential, and bringing people of all origins together.

  We envisage wide participation in the full range of arts, cultural and sporting activities. Our aim is that high-quality cultural
  experiences are available to all people, irrespective of where they live or their background. Wales is renowned across the world for
  the performance of its teams and sportsmen and women from rugby to cycling to wheelchair athletes.



Commitment
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                                                       CNFA        The Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order was approved on 10
             Seek enhanced                                         February 2010 and legislative competence has now been conferred upon the
   187       legislative competence       DoH                      National Assembly.
             on Welsh language

             Confirm official status                 TCD – April   Proposed Welsh Language Measure included in legislative programme
   188       for Welsh and English        DoH          2011        announcement on 14 July 2009. Target completion date is April 2011.
             languages
             Confirm linguistic rights               TCD – April   Proposed Welsh Language Measure included in legislative programme
   189                                    DoH
             in provision of services                  2011        announcement 14 July 2009. Target completion date is April 2011.
             Establish a Language                    TCD – April   Proposed Welsh Language Measure included in the First Minister‟s legislative
   190                                    DoH          2011        programme announcement 14 July 2009. Target completion date is April 2011.
             Commissioner
             Drive forward efforts to                   COA        In ground-breaking moves, agreements are now in place with the European
   191       obtain agreement on          DoH                      Commission, Council of Ministers, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) for the
             use of Welsh in                                       use of Welsh in certain business.
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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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             specified areas of EU
             business                                            Negotiations are now underway with the Economic and Social Committee, the
                                                                 Ombudsman and the European Parliament

             Explore with                              OA        Application being considered in the light of progress to date in securing
             Westminster govt                                    agreements to use Welsh in specified areas of EU business.
             making an application
   192       to Council of Ministers     DoH                     Negotiations are now underway with the Economic and Social Committee, the
             for Welsh to receive EU                             Ombudsman and the European Parliament
             language and working
             language status
             Expand funding and                       COA        The Welsh Books Council announced a three year funding package to develop
             support for Welsh                                   an interactive news and current affairs service on 30 May 2008. The new
             medium magazines and                                service, Golwg 360, was launched on 15 May 2009
   193       newspapers, including       DoH
             establishment of Welsh
             language daily
             newspaper
                                                      COA        The Assembly Government has continued its support for a domain name status
             Support dot.cym                                     for Wales on the internet. Preliminary work has been undertaken by Dotcym
             campaign for domain                                 Cyf. The Assembly Government is appraising the funding and governance
   194                                  DE&T
             name status for Wales                               options going forward. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
             on internet                                         Numbers application schedule has been revised and the latest estimate is that
                                                                 the call for applications will open late 2009.
             Continue research into                   COA        Review of existing research data completed. Briefing to be produced by May
             population shifts to                                2010.
   195       promote balanced           OCSRO
             populations in all parts
             of Wales



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  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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             Continued free access                     OA        We are continuing to support a free admission policy to the seven Amgueddfa
   196       to museums and             DoH                      Cymru – National Museum Wales (AC-NMW) sites through grant-in-aid to AC-
             galleries                                           NMW.
             Establish National                       CNFA       The main focus of the launch of National Theatre Wales‟ first programme took
   197       English language           DoH                      place in November 2009. Staging of productions began on 11 March 2010.
             theatre
             Explore creation of                      CNFA       Feasibility study completed. Minister reported to National Assembly in autumn
   198       National Gallery for       DoH                      2008. No further action will be taken at this time.
             Wales
                                                      COA
                                                                 The commitment was fully implemented on 1 September 2008. The initiative is
                                                                 being managed through a scheme under which eligible visitors can apply for a
                                                                 free entry pass. Cadw has introduced a simplified method for people over 60 to
                                                                 apply for the free pass. The scheme is promoted at Cadw monuments and on
                                                                 the Cadw website. A total of 18,000 passes have been issued (up to 15
                                                                 December).
             Pensioners and                                      Cadw withdrew admission charge at Blaenavon Ironworks from 1 April 2008.
             children free entry to                              Entry to Caerleon Roman Baths became free to all visitors from 1 September
   199                                  DoH
             Assembly-funded                                     2008. Visitors to all Cadw sites now receive free admission on St David‟s Day.
             heritage sites
                                                                 Cadw has a range of other policies/initiatives designed to encourage access,
                                                                 including free admission for schools and educational groups. Disabled visitors
                                                                 and their assisting companion are admitted free of charge to all monuments and
                                                                 on St David‟s Day there is free admission for all. Intellectual access which
                                                                 delivers meaningful and memorable experiences is more important than sheer
                                                                 visitor numbers and Cadw is giving alternative approaches to improving access
                                                                 to heritage sites in the care of Cadw by under-represented groups.
             Continue to implement                    COA        Arts Strategy Board established; it met twice in 2009 and two meetings are
   200                                  DoH                      scheduled for 2010.
             Stephens Review




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                                                    TCD – April   Culture Duty LCO published 15 June 2009. NAW Committee Scrutiny
                                                      2011        commenced July 2009 with report received 9 November 2009. Welsh Affairs
             Statutory duty on local
                                                                  Committee scrutiny also completed with report received 7 December 2009. Draft
             authorities to promote
   201                                   DoH                      LCO approved by NAW in Plenary on 23 February 2010. Date for Commons
             culture and encourage
                                                                  debate confirmed for 23 March 2010. Date for Lords debate awaited. Likely
             partnership
                                                                  approval by Privy Council - April 2010. Target completion date is April 2011.

                                                       OA         This is a key priority for Wales Arts international
                                                                  who are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the British Council. The
             Support opportunities                                Heritage Minister received the National Assembly for Wales Communities and
             for Wales artistic                                   Culture Committee report on the Promotion of Welsh Arts and Culture on a world
   202                                   DoH
             producers to participate                             stage in July 2009; and the Welsh Assembly Government response has been
             on international stage                               implemented from September 2009. A plenary debate took place on 11
                                                                  November 2009. An officials‟ working group is taking forward the committee
                                                                  recommendations
             Consider enshrining                      CNFA        Completed. WAG has explored the question of enshrining artistic freedom in
             artistic freedom in                                  legislation and concluded it would not be appropriate. No further action
   203                                   DoH
             Welsh law, subject to
             powers
                                                       OA         A review of the legal issues to establish St David‟s Day as an additional Bank
                                                                  Holiday in Wales has been undertaken. A Parliamentary Bill or Legislative
                                                                  Competence Order will be required to deliver on the commitment and, as a pre-
                                                                  requisite to that, a consultation must be undertaken with, in particular, the
                                                                  business sector. It is a matter of public record that the UK Government will want
             Continue to support
                                                                  to see an economic case for St David‟s Day to be made an additional Bank
   204       case for St David's day    CAEC
                                                                  Holiday.
             bank holiday
                                                                  There is no suitable Bill or LCO in the respective UK or Assembly Government‟s
                                                                  legislative programme at present. (The Presiding Officer ballot for an Assembly
                                                                  Member proposed LCO currently includes a live proposal that will allow the
                                                                  National Assembly for Wales to pass an Assembly Measure to vary public
                                                                  holidays in Wales to provide for the celebration of St David‟s Day, but this has

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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                  not yet been „drawn out of the hat‟. The last ballot in which the proposal was put
                                                                  forward was held in October 09. As stated, it continues to remain a live
                                                                  proposal).
             Support establishing a                    CNFA       Oriel Kyffin Williams on Ynys Mon opened in July 2008
   205                                    DoH
             Kyffin Williams gallery
             Establish all-Wales                       COA        The People‟s Collection will provide web-based access to digitised versions of
             collection of people's                               items from collections across Wales. In 2008-09 the Advisory Group was
             history, backed by                                   established, the technical functional specification was agreed and the tender
             permanent curatorial                                 process completed. In 2009-10 a working prototype using selected content from
   206                                    DoH
             staff with responsibility                            the national collections has been developed. The People‟s Collection will be
             for promotion and                                    launched at the National Eisteddfod of Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys
             development of the                                   in Ebbw Vale in August 2010.
             collection
             Major programme of                        COA        This is a major capital programme to refurbish public libraries. In 2008-09 16
             investment and                                       libraries were funded. In 2009-10 23 libraries were funded.
   207                                    DoH
             refurbishment of public
             library network
                                                        OA        Online information services are being developed under the Libraries for Life
                                                                  development programme.
                                                                  Achievements so far include:
                                                                   improved ICT facilities, including ICT training facilities, in Welsh public
                                                                      libraries as part of the Community Learning Libraries capital grant
                                                                      programme to modernise libraries;
             Continue to invest in
   208                                    DoH                      increased provision of a free Wi-Fi service in Welsh public libraries;
             ICT in libraries
                                                                   joint procurement of online newspaper archive services on behalf of all
                                                                      Welsh public libraries and academic libraries, available free of charge to all
                                                                      library members in their local library or over the Internet;
                                                                   joint procurement of the family history online service Ancestry.com which
                                                                      can be accessed free of charge in all Welsh public libraries and local
                                                                      authority archive services.

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  CNFA                  Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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             Continue to fund                         COA        The Free Swimming schemes for children and older people continue to be a
             schemes which have                                  success. During 2008-2009, when compared to 2007-2008 there has been a 5%
   209       enabled older people        DoH                     increase in the number of recorded public swims attended by people aged 16
             and children to enjoy                               years and under and a 12% increase in the recorded free public swims attended
             free swimming.                                      by people aged 60 years and over.
             Extend children's                        TCD –      We are working with local authority partners to decide how best to enhance the
             swimming scheme - all                  September    existing free swimming scheme. We expect to make an announcement about
             children to have                          2010      the scheme in the near future.
   210       opportunity to use sport    DoH
             or leisure facility or                              The scheme has been successful in raising and sustaining a raised level of
             swimming pool free of                               regular participation. We now want to make sure it has a sustained impact
             charge at weekends                                  throughout the year and on young people‟s lifestyle choices as adults.
             Extra support for sports                 COA        The nature of support has been considered in the context of the Review of
             bodies wishing to                                   Performance and Excellence Sport we commissioned and published in October
   211                                   DoH
             develop Welsh national                              2009.
             teams
             Increase investment in                    OA        The Sports Council for Wales report that Dragon Sport is now being
             school sport and after                              implemented in 96% of junior schools across Wales and that the 5 x 60 scheme
             school sport, including                             is being implemented in 99% of secondary schools across Wales.
   212       continued support of        DoH
             dragon sport and                                    The Creating an Active Wales Action Plan identifies specific actions which focus
             schemes to improve                                  on improving rates of participation in sport and physical activity amongst young
             girls' participation                                people.
                                                       OA        Via the Sports Council for Wales we are encouraging and supporting people to
                                                                 become volunteers, leaders and coaches and through specific programmes and
             In order to help boost                              funding to our key stakeholders more than 8,000 coaches and leaders are
             grassroot sports we will                            trained each year.
   213                                   DoH
             train additional coaches
             to latest standards                                 We commissioned a review of our existing Coaching Plan. The
                                                                 recommendations of the review will be implemented during the next financial
                                                                 year.

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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                 We will continue to invest to train our coaches to the latest standards and to
                                                                 support them and our leaders and volunteers to work at all levels in sport.
                                                       OA        We have made good progress to increase the number, quality and variety of
                                                                 extra-curricular opportunities for children and young people through programmes
                                                                 like 5x60.
             Ensure school children
             undertake at least five
   214                                   DoH                     The commitment remains an aspiration we are working towards and the Physical
             hours of physical
                                                                 Activity Action Plan we launched in January 2010 will give us further impetus.
             activity each week
                                                                 The biggest challenge for us is to influence young people to take up the
                                                                 opportunities that exist and that will continue to be developed in the future.
                                                                                                                              rd    th
                                                      CNFA       The 2009 UK School Games were hosted by Wales from 3 – 6 September
             Deliver successful UK
   215                                   DoH                     2009. We were pleased to support an event which inspires and engages young
             School Games in 2009
                                                                 people to participate in competitive sport.
                                                      COA        Development of In-flight promotion that use Ryder Cup to promote Wales as a
                                                                 leading destination for trade, investment and academic collaboration.
                                                                 Campaign to begin at the start of May and run through to November on Virgin
             Promote Wales
                                                                 Atlantic and Cathay Pacific Airlines. During the period the ad will be seen by
             contribution to sporting
   216                                  DE&T                     2,080,000 passengers per month – giving an estimated combined Opportunities
             events building on
                                                                 To See of 17,820,000
             Ryder Cup
                                                                 Supporting activities such as direct mail and online will seek to drive response to
                                                                 build a database of opportunities for sales teams to follow-up.
             Work with Supporters                      OA        Officials have held several meetings with the Chief Executive of Supporters
             Direct to help give                                 Direct and attended a conference involving key stakeholders on 22nd February
   217       Welsh fans a greater        DoH                     2010 which promotes the benefits of setting up Supporters Trusts. WAG officials
             say in how clubs are                                are working in partnership with Supporters Direct over arranging another
             run                                                 conference in North Wales.



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  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
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             More mass participation                   OA        WAG has confirmed support for Cardiff Half Marathon – aim is to grow the event
   218       walking running and        DoH                      to c20,000 runners over 3 years. Also in discussion with UK governing bodies of
             cycling events                                      cycling and triathlon about mass participation events in 2010 and beyond.
                                                      COA        The second Welsh Assembly Government Walking and Cycling Conference took
                                                                              nd
                                                                 place on 22 September 2009. The conference provided an opportunity to share
                                                                 best practice on how a sense of public ownership in built and natural
                                                                 environments can be developed through increased walking and cycling. On 10th
                                                                 March 2010 a conference on the use of National Standards in Cycle Training
                                                                 was arranged on behalf of WAG by CTC, with representatives of every local
                                                                 authority in Wales in attendance.
             Foster sense of public
             ownership for
                                                                 Rights of Way Improvement Plan funding continues to support schemes across
   219       countryside, urban        DESH
                                                                 Wales targeted at meeting the needs of disadvantaged groups and those who
             green spaces and
                                                                 make disproportionately less use of the countryside and urban green spaces.
             coastline
                                                                 In addition to improvements to the rights of way network, actions by the National
                                                                 Parks authorities, CCW, and the Sports Council are targeting groups that visit
                                                                 the countryside less regularly than average, in particular through the Mentro
                                                                 Allan, Lets Walk Cymru and Come Outside! projects.

                                                                 Splash funding continues to support projects to encourage greater sustainable
                                                                 use of rivers in Wales by all recreational users.
                                                      COA        Wales as Co-Chair of the network of Regional Governments for Sustainable
                                                                 Development (nrg4sd), is recruiting a new General Secretary and has brought
             Enhance Wales‟ role in                              Quebec, Fatick and Aquitaine into membership, ensuring that the organisation
             EU and international                                will be in good health when we hand over the Chair in April 2010.
   220                                 DoFM
             organisations and                                   The UK‟s 2009 National Reform Programme (submitted to the European
             networks                                            Commission) has seen the inclusion of specific Assembly Government
                                                                 Programmes in a number of areas.
                                                                 The European Commission‟s “Consultation on the Future EU2020 Strategy” was

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  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                  launched in November 2009. The Welsh Assembly Government submitted its
                                                                  response in January

                                                       COA
                                                                  Wales was declared the world‟s first Fair Trade Nation in June 2008. The
                                                                  campaign has continued and more stretching aims are being developed for
                                                                  future years.

                                                                     41% of Welsh schools (757) are now registered on the UK Fairtrade Schools
                                                                      Scheme, and schools in Wales account for a quarter of all schools in the UK
                                                                      with Fairtrade status.
             Support campaign for                                    Over 80% of local authorities and 40% of towns in Wales are now certified
   221       Wales to become fair       DESH                          Fairtrade.
             trade nation                                            The National Eisteddfod, Hay Literary Festival, and Royal Welsh Show have
                                                                      agreed to adopt Fair Trade policies and the Ryder Cup will be serving
                                                                      Fairtrade hot drinks.
                                                                     Both farming unions in Wales are supporting Fair Trade products and
                                                                      promoting the message, „If you can‟t buy local, buy Fair Trade‟.
                                                                     We are supporting projects working with Welsh Fair Trade businesses and
                                                                      farmers/producers in Africa, including beekeepers from Cameroon and a
                                                                      coffee co-operative in Uganda.

                                                       COA        A broad range of activities to raise international profile of Wales being
                                                                  undertaken including:
                                                                  Developing new promotional material;
             Build on work to raise                               Delivering a dynamic online presentation of Wales through the Wales.com
   222       international profile of   DoFM                      website;
             Wales                                                Identifying, and where appropriate, pursuing corporate activity to tie in with
                                                                  strategic priorities - projects in 7 priority countries; Wales Weeks in USA, China,
                                                                  Brussels;
                                                                  Major US cultural event at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival July 2009;

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  COA                   Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                   This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                    Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




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                                        Portfolio


                                                                 A number of VIP visits continue to be received.
                                                                 Create one-year-on event to capture and exploit legacy of Smithsonian
                                                                 Number of events and activities in Wales and overseas (Brussels, Barcelona,
                                                                 New York, Chongqing) undertaken to promote Wales around St David‟s Day,
                                                                 and also included on-line promotion of Wales and First Minister message.
                                                      COA         The Climate Change partnership with Mbale, Uganda with the UNDP and the
                                                                 UK Govt has started with tree planting scheduled for the next rainy season. The
             Continue to contribute
                                                                 Gold Star Communities scheme, linking communities in Wales with sub Saharan
             to UN millennium
                                                                 Africa, celebrated success at an awards ceremony in the Senedd on St David‟s
   223       development goals,         DoFM
                                                                 Day and an International Development Summit was held in March attended by
             support for Wales for
                                                                 350 people.
             Africa programme
                                                                 The 2010/11 Wales for Africa Grant Scheme has been oversubscribed by a
                                                                 factor of 10
                                                      COA        International Business Wales (IBW) continues to deliver focused trade support
                                                                 services to new and existing Welsh exporters and has recorded over £170
                                                                 million of trade deals in companies supported. 33 of these companies have
                                                                 recorded deals in excess of £1 million.

                                                                 As part of the range of services offered to Welsh companies, IBW successfully
                                                                 delivered a number of trade missions/events during Q4.
             Work to ensure Wales       DE&T
             becomes strong trading
   224                                                           Enterprise Europe Network Wales (EENW) – participation in trans-European
             nation and valued
                                                                 events / networks
             partner in international
             relationships
                                                                 Continued representation of Wales at the EEN‟s Thematic groups including:
                                                                 Environment, Space and Aerospace, Automotive Transport Logistics, Biotech
                                                                 Pharma and Cosmetics.
                                                      COA        The bilateral and multi-lateral relationships in which WAG is involved are being
                                                                 kept under review to ensure meaningful and pragmatic relationships with mutual
                                        DoFM
                                                                 benefit.
                                                                 Ongoing activity in number of relationships : Catalunya, Baden-Wurttemberg,

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  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
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                                                                 Chubut (Patagonia), Chongqing, Brittany, Latvia
                                                      COA        Working with all relevant WAG Departments and external Wales interests,
             Develop more strategic                              corporate action being focused on priority countries identified. Working with
             approach to putting                                 FCO and British Council to improve awareness and understanding of Wales
   225                                 DoFM
             Wales on the world                                  worldwide – projects undertaken in 7 priority countries. WAG presence overseas
             map                                                 being kept under review.
                                                                 Review International Strategic Framework document.
                                                      COA        A motivating and relevant brand strategy for Wales has been developed. A brand
                                                                 website has been introduced. This explains the Wales brand in an innovative
                                                                 way and gives guidance and seeks to inspire powerful Wales brand
                                        DoH                      communication. It also features the best examples of Wales brand
             Develop and promote
   226                                                           communications. A fresh interpretation of the Wales brand for business has been
             Wales brand
                                                                 developed. The brand team have actively supported the evolution of the “True
                                                                 Taste” brand to ensure its alignment with the Wales brand.
                                                      COA        Improving awareness and understanding of Wales brand across WAG and
                                       DoFM                      beyond.
                                                                  “On-Brand materials being produced.
                                                      COA        Opportunities to engage more fully with alumni and diaspora being sought
                                       DoFM                      through direct and indirect means.

                                                      COA        DE & T Trade missions to overseas markets – such as the mission to North
                                                                 America in 2009 took 80 Welsh businesses to Washington (largest to date) and
             Engage with Welsh                                   have resulted in a strong set of trade deals. The mission used our in-market US
   227                                                           team to good effect, linking their sector focus with the sectors present on the
             interests overseas
                                       DE&T                      trade mission. This helped to create press coverage with the US media. The
                                                                 mission has also created a legacy, with a Washington 80 business club for those
                                                                 that attended the mission, which are kept updated with future events via a
                                                                 dedicated Washington 80 e-newsletter and developments on the ibwales
                                                                 website.



  Key to activities:                                                                                                                               81
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity
  As at 31st March 2010




Commitment
               One Wales commitment     Lead
  number                                              Status                                     Delivery Plan
                                       Portfolio


                                                      COA        Opportunities to work with Government in Chubut through programmes such as
             Work actively within                                the Welsh language teaching programme and cultural activities
   228       memorandum of
                                       DoFM
             understanding with
             Patagonia




  Key to activities:                                                                                                                          82
  CNFA                 Completed, with no further action required by the Welsh Assembly Government
  COA                  Completed and Ongoing Activity
  TCD                  This commitment has a Target Completion Date
  OA                   Ongoing Activity

				
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