Dyfodol i’r Iaith have written to Alun Davies, thanking him for his creative leadership during his time as Minister with responsibility for the Welsh language.

Heini Gruffudd, Dyfodol i’r Iaith’s Chair said, “During Alun Davies’s time as Minister, the Welsh Government has shown its willingness to take action in two areas of great importance to the Welsh language. The first being the intention to extend Welsh medium education, and the second, the presentation of a white paper which will allow the Government to give priority to the promotion of the Welsh language in the community and the workplace.”

“At the same time, we welcome Eluned Morgan to the post, and look forward to seeing the Government’s wishes being realised under her leadership.”

Dyfodol i’r Iaith have from the start suggested that the Government establish a body to be responsible for language planning and promotion. This body would develop expertise and form partnerships with local authorities and other organisations. The body could also take the lead on community and workplace projects with a focus on increasing the usage of the Welsh language. One of the advantages of such a body, following its foundation as part of the next Language Measure, would be to ensure consistent action, irrespective of whatever party may be in power.


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