Welsh Labour has launched the party's legislative programme.
In the first two years of the next Assembly term, a Labour Assembly Government will introduce legislation on:
- environmental protection and waste management
- child poverty and vulnerable children
- fairer charging for home care and other non-residential social services
- maintain the supply of affordable housing in areas of housing pressure
- additional learning needs (special educational needs)
- the Dyfarnydd
- Education Transport
- 14-19 Learning Pathways
- NHS Redress
Speaking at the launch Rhodri Morgan said: "At the heart of our proposals are plans to make people's communities more pleasant and cleaner places to live, work and play. We will build up the skills of our young people, giving them the best start in life, and use all tools at our disposal to eliminate child poverty. I am passionate about our programme for government because I think it can make a real difference."
"Welsh Labour's 2007 manifesto sets out the policy objectives and programme of the Labour Welsh Assembly Government if it gains the support of the Welsh electorate on 3 May. This document sets out how Labour proposes to legislate to give effect, where necessary, to that programme."
Three of the laws will be introduced in the first year of the next Assembly: Education Transport, 14-19 Learning Pathways and NHS Redress (to help patients when problems occur in the NHS).
Over the first two years of the next Assembly Labour would also push forward legislation to deal with environmental protection and waste management, child poverty and vulnerable children and additional learning needs (special educational needs). As well as introduce fairer charging for home care and other non-residential social services, maintain the supply of affordable housing in areas of housing pressure and introduce a regulator for the Welsh Language, the Dyfarnydd.
The First Minister added: "We believe that we are the only Part that will be in a position to propose a full programme of specific legislative proposals to the newly elected Assembly, making maximum use of the new powers to address issues which matter most in the daily lives of people in Wales. We will, of course, consult widely on the detail of our proposals. None of the other parties have prepared as detailed and as visionary a programme as the one we are presenting today to the people of Wales."