What is Welsh language Measure 2011?
A Measure of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision about the official status of the Welsh language in Wales; to provide for a Welsh Language Partnership Council; to establish the Office of Welsh Language Commissioner; to provide for an Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner; to make provision …
When did the Welsh language Act start?
Welsh Language Act 1993
|Territorial extent||England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland|
|Royal assent||21 October 1993|
What are the principles of more than just words?
Actively asking people’s language preference and offering services in Welsh has been a key principle of More than just words. It means creating a change of culture that places the ‘Active Offer’ at the heart of health and care services and placing responsibility on service providers and not with the user.
When did Welsh become illegal?
With English sovereignty over Wales made official with Henry VIII’s Act of Union in 1536, use of Welsh was largely banned and laws were passed which removed the official status of the Welsh language. This meant people had to speak English to get work and progress.
What is more than just words?
More than just words…., the Welsh Government’s original strategic framework for Welsh language services in health, social services and social care, launched in 2012, has led to a number of improvements which helped ensure Welsh speakers receive health, social services and social care services in their first language.
What are the key principles of more than just words?
Are there outstanding changes to Welsh Language Measure 2011?
Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 Changes to legislation: There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. (See end of Document for details)
When did the Welsh language become an official language?
This Measure, passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 7 December 2010 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 9 February 2011, enacts the following provisions:– PART 1 OFFICIAL STATUS OF THE WELSH LANGUAGE 1 Official status of the Welsh language (1)The Welsh language has official status in Wales.
Is there Welsh Language Inspectorate in the UK?
When working in Wales on behalf of a Secretary of State, the Inspectorate has a duty to implement our Welsh Language Scheme, which was approved in 2014.
Why are explanatory notes included in Welsh Assembly Measures?
Text created by the Welsh Assembly Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Measure to explain what the Measure sets out to achieve and to make the Measure accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Measures of the National Assembly for Wales.