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RAF St. Athan: Welsh Language

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the costs for contractors working on the defence training establishment proposed for St. Athan of providing all their services bilingually under the terms of the Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order. (254702)

No estimate has been made by the MOD of potential bilingual costs. The costs for contractors are a responsibility of the Metrix Consortium as developer of the Defence Technical Academy on the St. Athan site.

The Department has a Welsh language scheme and in the conduct of its business with the public in Wales treats the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality.