Consultation Outcome

Welsh language bill - White paper

This consultation ended 48 days ago.

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

Summary 
We want to know your views on our proposals for a Welsh Language Bill.
Consultation period 
This consultation ran from 9 August 2017 to 31 October 2017
Consultation launched 9 August 2017

Documents

Consultation document
PDF
870.89 KB
This file may not be accessible. Request a different format.If you use assistive technology (e.g. a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Overview – Striking the right balance
PDF
421.98 KB
This file may not be accessible. Request a different format.If you use assistive technology (e.g. a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Welsh language impact assessment
PDF
412.65 KB
This file may not be accessible. Request a different format.If you use assistive technology (e.g. a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Children’s rights impact assessment
PDF
796.25 KB
This file may not be accessible. Request a different format.If you use assistive technology (e.g. a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Equality impact assessment
PDF
372.69 KB
This file may not be accessible. Request a different format.If you use assistive technology (e.g. a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Consultation description 

Our proposals relate to the arrangements to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language, and make improvements to the Welsh Language Standards system.

We are consulting on proposals for a Welsh language bill which would:

  • establish a Welsh Language Commission responsible for promoting the Welsh language and monitoring and enforcing compliance with Welsh Language Standards
  • simplify the processes involved in making and imposing Welsh Language Standards
  • remove the restrictions in the current legislation so Standards could be placed on any body, so long as it is within the Assembly’s power to do so.
Help and support 

For more information about this consultation e-mail UnedIaithGymraegWelshLanguageUnit@gov.wales