§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Minister of Social Security (1) how many official forms or documents issued by her Department to the public in Wales have been issued bilingually in both the Welsh and English languages, and how many are issued separately in both languages, to the latest convenient date;
(2) how many Welsh versions of official forms and documents have been issued by her Department for use by the public in Wales since the passing of the Welsh Language Act, 1967, to the latest convenient date;
(3) how many forms or documents in the Welsh language she intends to issue for use by the public in Wales between the present date and the end of 1968.
§ Mr. Pentland
Four forms are available in Welsh and three of these have been introduced since the passing of the Welsh Language Act, 1967. It is intended to make available Welsh language versions of six further forms before the end of 1968. Explanatory leaflets in Welsh are also provided at post offices in the predominantly Welsh-speaking areas when there is a general change in benefit rates. No bilingual forms or documents are issued by my Department.