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Eluned Morgan, Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

First published:
29 March 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government


Today, I have agreed to publish our annual report for 2016-17 in relation to the Welsh Government’s Welsh language strategy.  

2016-17 was the final full year our strategy A living language: a language for living was operational, and during this period we worked on developing the strategy that replaced it, with its target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050. As a result of this focus on drafting and beginning to implement the new strategy, this report is being published a little later than we would have wished.

The Welsh Government’s strategy, A living language: a language for living (Iaith fyw: Iaith byw) was published in 2012 for the period 2012-17. The policy statement A living language: a language for living - Moving Forward (Iaith fyw: Iaith byw – Bwrw Mlaen), published in August 2014, gave specific focus to our priorities as a Government over the final three years of the strategy. The report that I have agreed to publish today summarises our achievements in relation to those priorities during 2016-17, noting how those activities contribute to the six Strategic Areas of the Strategy.

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This statement is being issued during recess in order to keep members informed. Should members wish me to make a further statement or to answer questions on this when the Assembly returns I would be happy to do so.