Mike Hedges AM welcomes good news on Welsh passports
Mike Hedges AM said… this is welcome news and it is good that the UK government is recognising that Brexit will not affect Welsh Language provisions made during our time in the European Union. I also welcome that welsh language passport applications will shortly be introduced online.
Early this year, the Minister with responsibility for the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan AM wrote to the Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes MP seeking assurances that the UK Government will continue to use the Welsh language in new passports that will be issued following the UK’s departure from the European Union and reminding the Home Office of its obligations to the Welsh Language under the 1993 Welsh Language Act.
Following this correspondence, the Minister has received a letter confirming the Home Office intends to continue to provide the same Welsh provision as is currently available.