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Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011

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3The Commissioner’s principal aim

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(1)The principal aim of the Commissioner in exercising his or her functions is to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language.

(2)The actions which the Commissioner must undertake in exercising functions in accordance with subsection (1) include (but are not limited to) working towards increasing—

(a)the use of the Welsh language in the provision of services, and

(b)other opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language.

(3)In exercising functions in accordance with subsection (1), the Commissioner must have regard to—

(a)the official status which the Welsh language has in Wales,

(b)the duties to use Welsh which are (or may be) imposed by law, and the rights which arise from the enforceability of those duties,

(c)the principle that, in Wales, the Welsh language should be treated no less favourably than the English language, and

(d)the principle that persons in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so.

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