Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011
Government Proposed Measure – Introduced by Alun Ffred Jones AM, Minister for Heritage
About the Proposed Measure
The Proposed Welsh Language (Wales) Measure is intended to modernise the existing legal framework largely governed by the Welsh Language Act 1993 regarding the use of the Welsh language in the delivery of public services.
Following agreement by the National Assembly of the text of the proposed Measure, it received Royal Approval on 9 February 2011. The proposed Measure is now a Measure of the National Assembly (a Welsh law).
Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales
The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Measure’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.
* undertaken by Legislation Committee No.2
On this page you can find further information about this Measure, including Committee correspondence, news items and Business Committee papers.
Consideration and agreement of the general principles of the Measure:Public Consultation
The Committee has issued a call for evidence on the Proposed Welsh Language (Wales) Measure, which has now closed:'
Legislation Committee No. 2 reported on the general principles of the proposed Measure on 22 July 2010
Plenary Stage 1 debate
The Assembly agreed to the general principles of the Measure after the Stage 1 debate in plenary on 21 September 2010
Detailed consideration of the Measure and any amendments tabled by a committee of Assembly Members:
Stage 2 commenced on 22 September 2010 and concluded on 21 October 2010.
Details of tabled amendments are available at: