Welsh Language Commissioner

The principal aim of the Welsh Language Commissioner is to promote and facilitate use of the Welsh language. This entails raising awareness of the official status of the Welsh language in Wales and imposing standards on organizations.  The Commissioner’s functions include:

  • promoting the use of the Welsh language
  • facilitating the use of the Welsh language
  • working towards ensuring that the Welsh language is treated no less favourably than the English language by imposing duties on some organisations to comply with standards relating to the Welsh language
  • conducting inquiries into matters relating to the Commissioner’s functions
  • investigating interference with the individual’s freedom to use the Welsh Language.
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