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Minister announces education policies to support the VAWDASV (Wales) Bill
Leighton Andrews has outlined a comprehensive set of education measures to tackle violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in a written statement today.
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- Minister announces education policies to support the VAWDASV (Wales) Bill
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Consultation on the statutory instruments under part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
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Final Budget 2015-16 »
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An annual report which includes information on type of fire, casualties, damage and source.
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 3,875 grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2013-14, an increase of 81 per cent on 2012-13. Although there was a large increase in 2013-14 the numbers of these fires are prone to fluctuation and the 3,875 is the second lowest since 2001-02.
- In 2013-14, there were 128 primary grassland, woodland and crop fires, an increase of 103 per cent compared with the previous year, and 3,747 secondary grassland, woodland and crop fires, an increase of 80 per cent. However, the numbers of both primary and secondary grassland woodland and crop fires for 2013-14 is considerably lower than the two years prior (2010-11 and 2011-12).
- In 2013-14, 77 per cent of primary and secondary fires on grassland, woodland and crops were started deliberately.
- Around six in ten grassland, woodland and crop fires occurred in the spring months April, May and March in 2013-14.
- Of the grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2013-14, 56 per cent were in South Wales, 32 per cent were in Mid and West Wales and 12 per cent were in North Wales.
- There were 1 non-fatal casualty but no fatal casualties from grassland, woodland and crop fires in Wales in 2013-14. The last fatality resulting from a grassland fire occurred in 2007-08.
- In 2013-14, more than half of grassland, woodland and crop fires damaged an area less than 20 square metres, the same proportion to the previous year.
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