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The Welsh Language Standards (No. 6) Regulations 2017

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PART 1THE STANDARDS

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Standards relating to considering the effects of a body’s policy decisions on the Welsh language

Standard 94:

When you formulate a new policy, or review or revise an existing policy, you must consider what effects, if any (whether positive or adverse), the policy decision would have on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 95:

When you formulate a new policy, or review or revise an existing policy, you must consider how the policy could be formulated (or how an existing policy could be changed) so that the policy decision would have positive effects, or increased positive effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 96:

When you formulate a new policy, or review or revise an existing policy, you must consider how the policy could be formulated (or how an existing policy could be changed) so that the policy decision would not have adverse effects, or so that it would have decreased adverse effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 97:

When you publish a consultation document which relates to a policy decision, the document must consider, and seek views on, the effects (whether positive or adverse) that the policy decision under consideration would have on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 98:

When you publish a consultation document which relates to a policy decision the document must consider, and seek views on, how the policy under consideration could be formulated or revised so that it would have positive effects, or increased positive effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 99:

When you publish a consultation document which relates to a policy decision the document must consider, and seek views on, how the policy under consideration could be formulated or revised so that it would not have adverse effects, or so that it would have decreased adverse effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 100:

You must produce and publish a policy on awarding grants or providing financial assistance (or, where appropriate, amend an existing policy) which requires you to take the following matters into account when you make decisions in relation to the awarding of a grant or providing financial assistance —

(a)

what effects, if any (and whether positive or negative), the awarding of a grant or providing financial assistance would have on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language;

(b)

how the decision could be taken or implemented (for example, by imposing conditions ) so that it would have positive effects, or increased positive effects, on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language;

(c)

how the decision could be taken or implemented (for example, by imposing conditions) so that it would not have adverse effects, or so that it would have decreased adverse effects on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language;

(ch)

whether you need to ask the applicant for any additional information in order to assist you in assessing the effects of awarding a grant or providing financial assistance on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 101:

When you commission or undertake research that is intended to assist you to make a policy decision, you must ensure that the research considers what effects, if any (and whether positive or adverse), the policy decision under consideration would have on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 102:

When you commission or undertake research that is intended to assist you to make a policy decision, you must ensure that the research considers how the policy decision under consideration could be made so that it would have a positive effects, or so that it would have increased positive effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 103:

When you commission or undertake research that is intended to assist you to make a policy decision, you must ensure that the research considers how the policy decision under consideration could be made so that it would not have adverse effects, or so that it would have decreased adverse effects, on —

(a)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(b)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

Standard 104:

When you develop or revise a course (or any component of a course) you must consider—

(a)

what effects, if any (and whether positive or negative), that course would have on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language;

(b)

how that course would have positive effects, or increased positive effects, on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language;

(c)

how that course would not have adverse effects, or so that it would have decreased adverse effects on—

(i)

opportunities for persons to use the Welsh language, and

(ii)

treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.

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