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The Welsh Government has “hit the ground running” during its first 100 days as it delivers its ambitious programme of building a united, connected and sustainable Wales, Carwyn Jones has said.
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Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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An annual report which includes information on type of fire, casualties, damage and source.
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities attended 2,613 grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2014-15, a decrease of 33 per cent on 2013-14. The number of these fires is prone to fluctuation and the 2014-15 figure follows a 81 per cent increase in the previous year. The 2014-15 figure is the second lowest in the time series (from 2001 02).
- In 2014-15, both primary and secondary grassland, woodland and crop fires fell by a third; there were 84 primary fires (128 in 2013-14) and 2,529 secondary fires (3,748 in 2013-14).
- In 2014-15, three quarters of primary and secondary fires on grassland, woodland and crops were started deliberately.
- In 2014-15, 45 per cent of grassland, woodland and crop fires occurred in the spring months April, May (2014) and March (2015), 13 percentage points lower than in 2013 14.
- Of the grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2014-15, 52 per cent were in South Wales, 33 per cent were in Mid and West Wales and 16 per cent were in North Wales.
- There were 6 non-fatal casualties but no fatal casualties from grassland, woodland and crop fires in Wales in 2014-15. The last fatality resulting from a grassland fire occurred in 2007-08.
- In 2014-15, three fifths of grassland, woodland and crop fires damaged an area less than 20 square metres; this is the highest proportion seen in the available time series (from 2009-10).
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