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The Welsh Language Standards (No. 6) Regulations 2017

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Welsh Language Standards (No. 6) Regulations 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 7 February 2017.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(4) In these Regulations—

a “body” (“corff”) means a person referred to in regulation 3;

an “individual” (“unigolyn”) means a member of the public or a student;

a “member of staff” (“aelod o staff”) means an employee of a body or an individual working for a body (and “staff” (“staff”) must be construed accordingly).

(5) In these Regulations—

(a)references to any activity being carried out by a body, or to any service being provided by a body, are to be read as including a reference to that activity being carried out on the body’s behalf or to that service being provided on the body’s behalf by a third party under arrangements made between the third party and the body;

(b)accordingly, unless a compliance notice provides to the contrary, a body will have failed to comply with a standard in respect of an activity or service it has arranged to be carried out or provided by a third party if that activity or service has not been carried out or provided in accordance with the standard.

(6) Nothing in these Regulations requires a body to comply with a standard in respect of an activity carried out by it or a service provided by it where it is carrying out that activity or providing that service on behalf of a third party under arrangements made between it and the third party.

Standards specified

2.—(1) In Schedule 1—

(a)Part 1 specifies service delivery standards;

(b)Part 2 provides that—

(i)a compliance notice must require a body to comply with certain standards specified in Part 1 if it has required the body to comply with certain other standards, and

(ii)a compliance notice must not require a body to comply with certain standards specified in Part 1 in certain circumstances if it has required the body to comply with certain other standards;

(c)Part 3 defines a number of words and expressions.

(2) In Schedule 2—

(a)Part 1 specifies policy making standards;

(b)Part 2 defines a number of words and expressions.

(3) In Schedule 3—

(a)Part 1 specifies operational standards;

(b)Part 2 provides that a compliance notice must require a body to comply with certain standards specified in Part 1 if it has required the body to comply with certain other standards;

(c)Part 3 defines a number of words and expressions.

(4) In Schedule 4—

(a)Part 1 specifies record keeping standards;

(b)Part 2 defines a number of words and expressions.

(5) Schedule 5 specifies standards that deal with matters which are supplementary to the matters dealt with in the standards specified in Schedules 1 to 4 and, in particular—

(a)Part 1 specifies service delivery standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(b)Part 2 specifies policy making standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(c)Part 3 specifies operational standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(ch)Part 4 specifies record keeping standards that deal with supplementary matters;

(d)Part 5 makes provision about interpreting the supplementary standards;

(dd)Part 6 makes supplementary provision.

Standards that are specifically applicable

3.  The Welsh Ministers authorise the Welsh Language Commissioner to give a compliance notice to—

(1) Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Limited requiring it to comply with the following standards specified under regulation 2 and the Schedules—

(a)94 to 162;

(b)169 to 182;

(2) Coleg Ceredigion, Coleg Sir Gâr, Further Education Corporations in Wales, Merthyr Tydfil College Limited, the governing body of Saint David’s Catholic College and WEA YMCA CC Cymru requiring them to comply with the following standards specified under regulation 2 and the Schedules—

(a)1 to 136;

(b)138 to 182;

(3) Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff University, Higher Education Corporations in Wales, the Open University, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Limited, Swansea University, the University of Wales and the University of Wales: Trinity St David requiring them to comply with the standards specified under regulation 2 and the Schedules;

(4) The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales requiring it to comply with the following standards specified under regulation 2 and the Schedules—

(a)1 to 24B;

(b)27 to 27D;

(c)30 to 59;

(ch)61 to 91;

(d)(d) 94 to 103;

(dd)105 to 136;

(e)(e) 138 to 182.

Alun Davies

Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, under authority of the Cabinet Secretary for Education, one of the Welsh Ministers

1 February 2017

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