HC Deb 22 June 1994 vol 245 c193W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when it is expected that Her Majesty's Government will be a signatory to the European Union's treaty on minority languages; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood

The Government need fully to consider all the implications of signing the Council of Europe's European charter on regional and minority languages, and no decision has yet been reached. So far, fewer than half of the Council's member states have become signatories.