HC Deb 14 December 1979 vol 975 c808W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the Government's strategy to arrest the decline of the Welsh language.

Mr. Michael Roberts

The Government provide and will continue to provide substantial support for the Welsh language. Discussions on this matter are proceeding between the Welsh Office and various national organisations. But the decline in the numbers speaking Welsh cannot be stopped by Governments. It can only be arrested by a conscious effort by those in Wales who wish the language to survive.

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