Readers of this blog will recall my petition to the National Assembly calling for Section 6 of the Welsh Language Act 1993 to be amended so that Members of Parliament are included in the list of public bodies covered by the Act. This follows Ian Lucas's failure to produce his Annual Report to his constituents bilingually. The Petitions Committee considered this petition yesterday and received legal advice which shows quite clearly that Welsh Assembly Ministers have the powers to amend the list of public bodies to which the Welsh Language Act applies. The Committee agreed to write to the Heritage Minister, Alun Ffred Jones to ask whether he had considered this matter; personally I would have been more blunt and asked him in no uncertain terms to use his powers to include Welsh Members of Parliament under the Act.
To view go to Senedd TV
It will also be discussed on CF99 tonight.
Listen to David Davies's politically incorrect rant here. Thanks to Simon.