Further funding for traineeships announced by Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister Julie James has delivered more good news for vocational learners by announcing funding of almost £90 million for traineeships in Wales.
- Special service to mark VJ Day to be held in Cardiff
- Credit union success: Swansea prisoners banking on a brighter future
- Further funding for traineeships announced by Deputy Minister
- Further secondary legislation for development management
- Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of a Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2015 and Guidance for Ratepayers
- Draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Developments of National Significance
- Closure of the Conwy Bay and Estuary Mussel Fishery
- Geological Disposal of Higher Activity Radioactive Waste: Community Engagement and Implementation Processes
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1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
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Written Statement - The One Wales Delivery Plan 2008-2011
Today will see us passing an important milestone in the term of this coalition government with the publication of the final quarterly update of the One Wales Delivery Plan.
The One Wales agreement was the foundation stone of our historic coalition partnership and it set out a progressive government agenda for Wales. The delivery plan, first published in April 2008, was designed to give straightforward information about how each of our commitments would be delivered and when we expected them to come on stream. This final update shows the progress we have made up to the end of the 2010-11 financial year, and indicates our expectations regarding those few commitments that are still outstanding.
One Wales set out more than 200 specific commitments to be delivered by the One Wales government to improve the quality of life of people in all of Wales’ communities and from all walks of life, with particular regard for the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Our ambition was to transform Wales into a self-confident, prosperous and healthy nation, fair to all people and all communities.
A small number of our commitments have yet to be completed, mostly ones with a long lead-in time such as new multi-purpose well-being centres; or where demonstration projects are being developed such as new not-for-profit nursing homes.
There are some commitments on which action will always need to continue, like improved provision for long-term health conditions such as stroke and diabetes.
But, even when all these issues are taken into account, we will have delivered more than 90% of our commitments by the end of April, the end of our term of government. Although we would obviously have hoped to deliver every commitment within the term of this Assembly, we believe that this delivery record is one of which we can and should be proud.
Delivery of those commitments that remain will be a matter for the next Welsh Assembly Government. But the plans this Government has laid are set out in this update; and, in our budget for the next 3 years, we have made provision for delivering them.
The Delivery Plan contained many different sorts of commitments. Some were quite specific, for instance:
Reforming charges to hospital parking and access to phones and TVs
Relocation of Assembly divisions to North West and Valleys
An enhanced business rate relief scheme
Reducing rail travel time between north and south
Extra help for pensioners with council tax
Establishing credit unions covering all parts of Wales
Establishment of a National English language theatre
Delivering successful UK School Games in 2009
Others were much wider-ranging or more complex, for instance:
Completely reconfiguring the NHS in Wales and ending the wasteful internal market
A whole new approach to continually improving local services
Radically reducing class sizes for 3- to 7-year olds
Working to eradicate child poverty, where we have been able to use the Assembly’s legislative powers innovatively
Confirming the official status of the Welsh and English languages, and linguistic rights in the provision of services, and establishing a Language Commissioner
Increasing the supply of affordable homes by 6,707 – exceeding our 6500-home target a year early, despite the impact of the recession that hit us in 2008.
All were important, and we believe that all will bear fruit for the future.
We take great pride in having delivered on our promises to the Welsh people.