Planning Bill illegal - campaigners seek legal advice

The Welsh Government's failure to take account of the Welsh Language Commissioner's advice may mean that the Planning Bill has to be scrapped, according to campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith, who have taken legal advice on the matter.  
 
 The 2011 Welsh Language law states that the Government must give "due regard" to the written advice of the Commissioner, but, as they have ignored the language in the Bill, the Bill could be repealed in a legal challenge.  
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Lidl: Welsh Language Commissioner must raise awareness of language rights

Lidl's u-turn shows the Welsh Language Commissioner should be more proactive in raising awareness of new language rights created by recent legislation, according to campaigners Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg.    Since the measure was passed, it has been illegal for individuals or companies to interfere with individuals' freedom to use Welsh with each other. The movement has called on the Welsh Language Comissionner to write to every member of the CBI and the FSB informing them of the change in the law.    read more

Lidl ban on speaking Welsh 'illegal'

Reacting to the news that supermarket Lidl bans staff from speaking Welsh under some circumstances, Jamie Bevan, Chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg commented: "This policy is disgraceful, and illegal. Our officers have contacted the Welsh Language Commissioners office asking her to announce there will be an immediate inquiry into the company. read more

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