Use of the Welsh language in the Welsh Grand Committee at Westminster Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

This inquiry

2 Use of the Welsh language in Parliamentary proceedings

The House’s decisions on use of the Welsh language

Use of the Welsh language in Welsh Grand Committee in Wales

Arrangements for bilingual sittings of the Welsh Grand Committee in Wales

3 Use of the Welsh language in Grand Committee proceedings at Westminster

Patterns of Westminster sittings

Practical feasibility

Staffing

Recording and transcription of proceedings

Venue and simultaneous interpretation

Audiovisual output for recording and broadcast

Conclusion

Principle and desirability

4 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Letter to the Chair of the Committee from Susan Elan Jones MP

Appendix 2: Memorandum from the Clerk of the House

Annex 1: Extracts from Hansard

Annex 2: Meetings of the Welsh Grand Committee

Annex 3: First Report from the Select Committee on Procedure, Session 2000–01, HC 47

Annex 4: First Report from the Select Committee on Procedure, Session 1997–98, HC 461

Annex 5: Third Report from the Procedure Committee, Session 1995–96, HC 387

Appendix 3: Memorandum from the Editor of Hansard

Appendix 4: Letter from the Chairman of Ways and Means, Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP

Appendix 5: Letter from the Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, David T. C. Davies MP

Formal Minutes

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





19 December 2016