HC Deb 11 March 1965 vol 708 cc602-3
7. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to receive the report of the committee set up to consider the legal status of the Welsh language.

The Minister of State, Welsh Office (Mr. Goronwy Roberts)

My right hon. Friend expects to receive this report shortly after Easter.

Mr. Davies

Can my hon. Friend tell me how long it will be before the report is published, if it is to be published? Is his Department fully aware of the extreme anxiety on the part of Welshmen who have long wanted their own native language raised to a status equal to that of any other language?

Mr. Roberts

I can assure my hon. Friend that the report will be published as soon as possible, and will be published both in Welsh and English. The other considerations that my hon. Friend raised are very apparent to my right hon. Friend and myself.

Mr. Davies

Da iawn.