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Welsh Language

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales why the Welsh Office is rejecting applications for assistance from public bodies in Wales for translation and printing literature in the Welsh language, of a type for which help has been forthcoming in the past; and if he will make a statement on the level of resources available for the Welsh Office's translation unit.

The Welsh Office has not changed its policy of helping public bodies in Wales with translation into the Welsh, language. It has always considered each case on its merits while giving priority to the work of the Welsh Office and to publications for other Government Departments. The level of resources to do this is determined by current demands on the translation unit.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state the total number of representations he has received concerning a new Welsh Language Act since launching his consultation exercise last autumn; and how many of these representations came from (a) bodies whom he had invited to respond, (b) councils, bodies, groups and associations who had not been directly approached by him and (c) individuals.

To date, 1,300 representations have been received. Of those originally invited to comment, 115 have so far responded. A detailed analysis by source of all other representations will be undertaken after 31 March.