Welsh language standards for buses?

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Welsh language standards could be laid down for local bus services in Wales – if the Welsh Language Commissioner finds it is required.

The Commissioner, Meri Huws, has announced she intends to undertake a standards investigation into both the bus and rail sector in Wales and what she called ‘related services.’ Schedule 8 of the Welsh Language Measure names those who provide bus, railway and ‘related services’ to the public as a group who may be eligible to comply with standards in relation to the Welsh language. The investigation will take place between now and June 30.

“The purpose of the investigation is to collect information and evidence regarding the activities of the sectors, and to ascertain which services are provided through the medium of Welsh at the moment. This will enable the Commissioner to determine what standards (if any) should be specifically applicable to the sectors,” she said.

“To do this, the Commissioner has created questionnaires for the following groups. If you wish to take part in this investigation you can do so by completing a questionnaire.”

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The survey can be found online at: http://holiadur.comisiynyddygymraeg.org/DisplayQuestionnaire.aspx.