Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wales should make Welsh language laws

I'll be going to the Cymdeithas Yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society) demonstration outside the Senedd at 2pm today. They are calling for strong legislation to protect the Welsh language and for all powers over language legislation to be devolved to Wales. Adam Price (Plaid), Jake Griffiths (Green), Catrin Dafydd (Cymdeithas) and Angharad Mair will be speaking.

And on Monday the Assembly's Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order (LCO) scrutiny committee will be meeting informally (and in private) with MPs from the Welsh Affairs Select Committee to discuss the LCO. Hopefully this meeting will ensure a smooth passage of competence over language legislation to the Assembly, which is the obvious place for such laws to be made.

1 comment:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Don't hold your breath, especially if people like Ian Lucas are on the Welsh Select Committee side of it.