Open Consultation

Welsh language bill - White paper

Summary 
We want to know your views on our proposals for a Welsh Language Bill.
Consultation End Date 
31 October 2017
12 days left for you to respond
Consultation launched 9 August 2017

Documents

Consultation document
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Overview – Striking the right balance
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Welsh language impact assessment
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Children’s rights impact assessment
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Equality impact assessment
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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.
How to respond
Please submit your comments by 31 October 2017, in any of the following ways:
Online Form 
Email 

Download the response form

Complete and return to:

UnedIaithGymraegWelshLanguageUnit@gov.wales

 

Post 

Download the response form

Complete and return to:

Welsh Language Bill Team
Welsh Language Division
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

 

Help and support 

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