HC Deb 07 July 1999 vol 334 cc573-4W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what arrangements he has made for the translation of press releases from Government Departments into the Welsh language. [89679]

Mr. Michael

This is a matter for individual Departments. In the past, I made clear the willingness of my Department to advise on such matters. I have written to colleagues underlining the importance of this matter, and the advice which is available to Departments from the Welsh Language Board. I am pleased to see that a number of Departments have prepared Welsh language schemes which set out their policy on the use of Welsh in press notices.