HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 cc892-3
MR. T. E. ELLIS (Merionethshire)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the request of all the Members of Parliament for Wales and Monmouthshire that the Local Government Act should be issued in Welsh will be granted; and, if so, how soon the Act will be published?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITOHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

, in reply, said, that he originally returned an unfavourable answer to the request that the Act should be translated into Welsh. Since then he had received deputations which consisted practically of the whole of the Representatives from Wales on both sides of the House, urging on him that this translation should be made and published, and stating they regarded it as an entirely exceptional case, and as not forming a precedent for anything of the kind in the future. Under these circumstances, he had come to the conclusion to have the Act translated into Welsh, and he hoped that no undue delay would take place in the matter.