§ 68. Mr. G. Roberts
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the scope and nature of the inquiry now being made by the Council for Wales into the position and prospects of the Welsh language; and when the results of the inquiry will be made public.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Council for Wales and Monmouthshire is, as the hon. Member will be aware, an independent advisory body and it does not lie with me to define what is the scope and nature of any inquiry it decides to make. Within its terms of reference, which have not been changed, the Council itself determines what subjects it will study, whether or when it will submit reports to the Government and whether it desires them to be published.