Brexit:Written question - HL12004

Asked by Lord Wigley
Asked on: 03 December 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, published on 14 November, why provision is made in Article 183 for the text of the agreement to be equally authentic in the Irish language, but not in the Welsh language.
Answered by: Lord Callanan
Answered on: 13 December 2018

Article 183 of the Withdrawal Agreement provides for the text to be equally authentic in the official languages of the European Union, which includes the Irish language. Welsh is not an official language of the European Union.

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