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Response to Welsh language standards investigation

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Responses from Welsh Ministers in relation to the Welsh Language Commissioner’s (WLC) standards investigations reports and supplementary advice note.

The first set of standards in relation to the Welsh language (external link) were published on 6 January 2014. The WLC used these standards as a basis for a standards investigation with the following:

  • county borough councils and county councils 
  • national park authorities 
  • Welsh Ministers.

The investigation ended on 18 April 2014, and the Commissioner subsequently published three separate reports based on her findings concerning each of the above, as well as an advice note (external link) for Welsh Ministers.

The Welsh Ministers’ response to the Welsh Language Commissioner’s second Standard Investigation reports

The first set of Welsh Language Standards (Nr 1) came into force on 31 March 2015. The Welsh Language Commissioner, in line with Section 63 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, conducted her second Standards Investigation with the next 119 organisations subject to standards. These bodies include organisations in:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Public  Bodies
  • Broadcasting
  • Organisations outside of Wales

The second investigation ended on 6 February  2015, In May, she published nine separate reports based on her findings concerning each of the above. Presented here is the Welsh Ministers’ response to the conclusions presented in those nine reports.