HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 c5W
36. Mr. Ellis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will give instructions in prosecutions on his behalf in lower courts in Wales, where defendants ask and courts agree that the proceedings be in Welsh, that prosecuting lawyers should prosecute in that language.

The Attorney-General

Prosecutions in lower courts in Wales are usually brought by the police. In any proceedings brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions or myself in such courts, subject to the wishes of the court consideration will always be given to meeting any request from a defendant that the prosecution should be conducted in Welsh.