NDM6516 Debate: The White Paper on Proposals for a Welsh Language Bill

NDM6516 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan):

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the White Paper on proposals for a Welsh Language Bill published for consultation on 9 August 2017.

The White Paper on Proposals for a Welsh Language Bill

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

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Notes the variety of views expressed in the summary report of responses to the call for evidence, 'Preparing for a Welsh Language Bill', published in July 2017.

'Preparing for a Welsh Language Bill - Call for evidence: summary of responses'

Amendment 2. Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

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Notes the narrow remit of the Welsh Government's White Paper.

Amendment 3. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that there will be no weakening of the current legal rights of Welsh speakers.

Amendment 4. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that regulatory work and promotional work in relation to the Welsh language is undertaken by two different bodies.

Amendment 5. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Welcomes the Welsh Government's desire to reduce the level of bureaucracy that exists in the Welsh-language standards system.

Amendment 6. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to proceed with the language standards for health and housing associations urgently, and to publish a timetable for the publication of language standards for the energy sectors, water companies, telecommunications, train and bus companies.

Amendment 7. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to extend the language standards to the rest of the private sector.

Amendment 8. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

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Calls on the Welsh Government to outline clearly its rationale for proposing the scrapping of the role of Welsh Language Commissioner.

 

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 15/06/2021

Decision due: 3 Oct 2017 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Jane Hutt MS