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Census 2021 - Welsh Language Use Outside Of Wales

EDM number 784 in 2017-19, proposed by Hywel Williams on 15/01/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Census.

That this House understands that the Office for National Statistics has yet to finalise its recommendations for the 2021 Census; notes that, once it has done so, the Government will bring forward a White Paper in 2018 setting out the proposals for the 2021 Census; expresses concern over the UK Statistics Authority's intention to recommend that a Welsh language question is asked in the 2021 census to those living in Wales, but not to those living elsewhere; emphasises the importance of collecting data on the Welsh language all over the UK; further notes that this information is essential to provide the expected level of Welsh language service; notes that 250,000 people access S4C, the Welsh language channel, on a weekly basis outside of Wales; reminds the Government of its commitment to ensuring the Welsh language thrives; and calls on the Government to include a question on the Welsh language outside of Wales in the 2021 Census.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Hywel Williams15/01/2018ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Liz Saville Roberts15/01/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake15/01/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards15/01/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day16/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Gavin Newlands16/01/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens16/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden16/01/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell17/01/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/01/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Law17/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Edward Davey18/01/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Drew Hendry22/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown22/01/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins24/01/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Tim Farron21/05/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned

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