Supporting and promoting the Welsh Language: An inquiry into the legislative, policy and wider context



The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee held an inquiry into supporting and promoting the Welsh language.




As part of its inquiry, the Committee undertook post-legislative scrutiny of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. This included assessing the implementation of the legislation, its impact and effectiveness. The inquiry provided an opportunity to assess the Welsh Government’s wider policy decisions as a result of introducing the 2011 Measure, specifically around the Welsh language standards.


The Committee also considered the wider international context, particularly where there are examples of legislation and language planning that support minority languages.




In July 2019 the Committee published its report (PDF; 699KB). The report was debated in Plenary on 2 October 2019.


Response to the report


A response from the Welsh Government was received and can be viewed here (PDF; 401 KB).


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 10/08/2018