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Welsh language scheme

Our Welsh language scheme illustrates how we will treat the Welsh language no less favourably than English in the services we provide to the public.

Under the Welsh Language Act 1993 every public body providing services to the public in Wales had to prepare a scheme setting out how it will provide those services in Welsh. With the enactment of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 eventually schemes will be replaced by standards.

Our scheme describes how we will give effect, so far as is both appropriate in the circumstances and reasonably practicable, to the principle established by the Welsh Language Act (and reinforced by the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011) that, in the conduct of public business and the administration of justice in Wales, the Welsh and English languages should be treated on a basis of equality.

The scheme covers the services that we provide to the public in Wales.