Welsh Affairs Committee Press Notice

6 October 2009

Welsh Affairs Committee Chairman welcomes Government response on Welsh Language LCO

The Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee, Dr Hywel Francis MP, today welcomed the Government’s response to the Committee’s pre-legislative scrutiny report on the Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order (LCO). Dr Francis says:

“I am pleased that the Secretary of State has accepted the key principles of our Report as well as those of the Assembly Committee. The Welsh Affairs Committee will consider his response in detail at our meeting on Tuesday 13 October. On the following day, all Welsh MPs will have the opportunity of debating the issue when the Welsh Grand Committee meets to discuss the LCO. I look forward to hearing colleagues’ views and feel it would be inappropriate to add further comment until these debates in Parliament have taken place.”