NDM6356 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
1. Notes the Welsh Government’s aim of publishing a strategy in order to reach a million Welsh speakers by 2050.
2. Notes the Plaid Cymru report ‘Reaching the Million’ which outlines clearly some of the main strategic priorities for growing the number of Welsh speakers in Wales to a million by 2050.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
a) plan for substantial growth, and normalising, Welsh medium education and child care;
b) ensure that language considerations are intrinsic in economic planning as part of maintaining the current maintenance regimes and the need for this to be reflected in the Welsh Government’s proposed economic strategy;
c) strengthen the role of the Welsh language Commissioner to regulate and promote the rights of Welsh speakers and extend the Welsh language standards to the private sector including the telecommunications sector, banks and supermarkets;
d) establish a new arms-length agency to promote the Welsh language within education, communities and the economy.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 29/06/2017
Decision due: 5 Jul 2017 by Plenary