Welsh Language Bill dropped – ‘excellent news’ say campaigners

Language campaigners have welcomed news that the Government has dropped its plans for a Welsh Language Bill that they had warned would weaken language rights.  

Osian Rhys, Chair of Welsh language campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith commented:  

“This is excellent news. The Government should now get on with the work needed to deliver on its vision of reaching a million Welsh speakers. It’s also vital that they press ahead with using their existing powers to extend the Standards to companies in the postal, energy, water, mobile phone and broadband sectors. Despite the good news today, we’ll be keeping a close eye to ensure there are no steps to weaken Welsh language rights in any way.”