WALES: Give Us Control of Our Own Language; Struggle for Law-Making Powers Hits Opposition
Byline: By TOM BODDEN
A BID to wrest power over the Welsh language by the Assembly Government from Westminster faced a bumpy ride yesterday.
Worried business leaders questioned the scope of how proposed new laws would affect parts of the private sector.
M inisters in Wales began the process of seeking the transfer from Westminster of the right to legislate on the language.
But some sceptical MPs, who will also scrutinise the bid in the Commons, predicted opposition for a vehicle for the Assembly to pass laws, which themselves would be the subject of more consultation and investigation.
Meanwhile, campaigners in Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg warned that the published legislative competence order (LCO) did not go far enough and was 'an obstacle on the road to full linguistic rights'.
The aim of the Labour/Plaid Cymru Assembly …
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