§ Lord Clinton-Davis
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When the appointment will be made of the UK member to the Committee of Experts for the Council of Europe European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. [HL807]
§ The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
Her Majesty's Government are pleased to announce that the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe elected on 4 October Emyr Lewis as the UK member to the Committee of Experts for the Charter. The Committee of Experts acts as a monitoring mechanism examining the periodical reports submitted by parties on compliance with the Charter. Emyr Lewis is a fluent Welsh speaker, whose legal expertise and experience of minority language issues makes him an ideal representative for the UK on this committee.