§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what restrictions European law places on the advertising of contracts for the supply of goods or services by local authorities though the medium of the Welsh language. 
§ Mr. Hague
There are no restrictions on the advertising of contracts for the supply of goods or services by local authorities through the medium of Welsh. However, advertisements that are required to be placed in theOfficial Journal of the European Communities must be in one of the Community's official languages.