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Welsh Language Act

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will clarify the objectives of the discussion his Department agreed to hold with the ad hoc committee working on a new Welsh Language Act; and if it remains his policy to consider the possibility of introducing legislation relating to the Welsh language.

I met representatives of the working party in April to discuss their demands for a new Welsh Language Act. I was not convinced that a valid case had been made for legislation but undertook to consider further any proposal which in my view would benefit the Welsh language.