§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what date he asked the Welsh Language Board to draw up a strategy for the Welsh language; on what date he received such a strategy; whether he has accepted the strategy so prepared by the Welsh Language Board; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I established the Welsh Language Board in June 1988 with a remit to consider all matters relating to the Welsh language. The board sent its strategy document to me on 23 May 1989. The board has subsequently published further, more detailed proposals, the practical implications of which are currently being considered.