Assembly Members work with Westminster on proposed Welsh Language LCO

Published 19/05/2009   |   Last Updated 14/07/2014

Assembly Members work with Westminster on proposed Welsh Language LCO

Assembly Members scrutinising the proposed Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order met with their Westminster counterparts to exchange their views on the proposed Order.

The two committees have now finished taking evidence and met in the Assembly in Cardiff on 18 May to discuss the main issues which have emerged.  

The chair of the National Assembly’s Legislation Committee No.5, Mark Isherwood AM, said “We had a constructive debate on the evidence presented to our respective Committees, and found that there is a lot of common ground between us in terms of our views and the direction of our reports.”

“It was a useful contribution to the process of scrutinising Legislative Competence Orders, where we have to work closely with our colleagues in Westminster.”

The Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee, Dr Hywel Francis MP, said: "We were pleased to have the opportunity to meet with our counterparts in the Assembly to discuss the evidence our committees have received. It was a very constructive exchange of views and will help us as we draw up our Report."

Legislation Committee No.5 is now considering all the evidence it has received in writing from the many organisations and individuals who have responded and that heard in the evidence session. The Committee is due to report its recommendations on the proposed Order by 5 June 2009.