The Welsh Government published its document ‘Proposed standards relating to the Welsh language’ on 6 January 2014. The Welsh Government stated that it expects that the Welsh Language Standards will be made law by November 2014. The Welsh Language Commissioner’s standards investigation is based on the Welsh Government’s proposed standards.

You should visit the Welsh Government’s website to see the ‘Proposed standards relating to the Welsh language’ document. You can do this by clicking on the link below:

The 26 organizations which are part of the initial standards investigation are the:

– 22 County borough councils and county councils in Wales
– 3 Welsh National Park Authorities
– Welsh Ministers.

In carrying out the standards investigation the Welsh Language Commissioner will consult with each relevant organization, the Advisory Panel, and the public. The Welsh Language Commissioner wishes to hear the views of as many members of the public in Wales as possible.

The questionnaire on this page gives you an opportunity to note what you believe
is reasonable for organizations to undertake and provide in the Welsh language.

Standards investigation period
The start date for this standards investigation is 27 January 2014.
It will come to an end on 18 April 2014.