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Welsh Language

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what ways his Department gives recognition to the Welsh language; and if he will list the statutory forms used by his Department which are either bilingual or have Welsh versions.

There are Welsh speaking staff in most local offices in Wales and there is generally no difficulty in business being conducted in the Welsh language where the person concerned so desires. Any letter in Welsh sent to a local office in Wales is answered in Welsh and some leaflets and forms are available in Welsh.I am sending the hon. Member a list of the leaflets and forms available in Welsh.