Written Statement: Consultation on adding more bodies to Welsh language Standards Regulations

Today, I’m pleased to publish a consultation on adding more bodies to Welsh Language Standards Regulations.

The Welsh Government is committed to bringing more bodies under the Standards regime before the end of the current Senedd term. Over 120 bodies are currently implementing Standards.  The next step is to bring more public bodies who provide services to members of the public in Wales under the Standards. The proposal is to do this by adding public bodies which currently do not fall under the Standards to existing Welsh Language Standards Regulations. 

My intention is to enable the public to deal with more public bodies in Welsh.  I look forward to receiving the views of stakeholders on the proposals set out in the consultation document and will consider them before laying a Statutory Instrument before the Senedd.

This consultation will close on 7 October 2024.