HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc361-2W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways his Department gives recognition to the Welsh language; and if he will list the statutory forms used by his Department which are either bilingual or have Welsh versions.

Mr. Whitelaw

All prison department establishments which normally take inmates from Wales have some Welsh speaking officers on their staff. Otherwise the main direct concern of the Home Office is with forms for such purposes as magistrates' courts proceedings, elections and licensing. These forms, including 15 that are not statutory, number 190, and I am sending the hon. Member a list of them.