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Programme for Government, 27/09/11 [W]

First Minister Carwyn Jones today set out his Programme for Government for the current Assembly term.

This comes before the announcement of the Draft Budget next week, and includes priorities for the rest of the term of Government. It explains what actions the Welsh government will be taking, how progress will be measured sets out which organisations will be involved in delivering the programme with the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government will update this programme annually, along with a progress report.

Key commitments include:

  • Establish a Welsh jobs fund.
  • Increase access to GP services.
  • Funding 500 new community support officers.
  • Increasing frontline spending in schools.
  • Doubling the number of children benefitting from the ‘Flying Start’ programme.
  • Introducing a statutory Literacy and Numeracy Framework, supported by national reading and maths tests.
  • Moves to release more public land for affordable housing.
  • An anti-poverty action plan by next year that will bring together all the devolved policy levers.
  • Increase the number of organ donors in Wales.
  • Create new marine conservation zones.
  • Press for an independent review for S4C.
  • Publish a five-year Welsh Language Strategy.

Download the Programme for Government