“English is and should remain the language of this House. The Government has not made a detailed estimate of the cost of providing simultaneous and written translation in Welsh Grand Committees.”The Welsh Grand Committee, is a committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is one of four such grand committees in the United Kingdom Parliament, the other three are for Scotland, Northern Ireland and as of October 2015 England.. The committee is made up of all 40 Welsh MPs and up to five other MPs.
The committee can meet after a Queen’s Speech or budget statement to consider the impact the legislation and finances outlined would have on Wales. It also provides an opportunity for MPs to question ministers, debate current matters and for ministers to make statements. There are between three and six committee meetings per year.
So what exactly would be the cost of a mmaximum of six meetings a year?
“[He] has now admitted that no assessment has been made because we know the costs are negligible.Curiously The Welsh Affairs Select Committee (or simply the 'Welsh Affairs Committee') is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Wales Office, and relations with the Welsh Assembly.conduct itself bilingualy
“The Leader of the House should make a statement to the House retracting his previous statement. If the UK Government are not prepared to do it, the House authorities should commission an assessment of how much it would actually cost to translate the proceedings so at least the Welsh Grand and the Welsh Affairs select committee are able to function bilingually.”
So Mr Graylings English is and should remain the language of this House is not techinacly correct. Thee by the way are the current members
It is welcoming that the initial moves for the use came for the from Labour members . Perhaps we can now ask the "Welsh" Conservatives if they feel that Welsh should be blocked from this committee over to you Guto Bebb, former Plaid member and now Conservative MP for Aberconwy he may have abandoned Independence but has he abandoned Cymraeg and its use?