Cymdeithas yr Iaith sets out its priorities for the next Welsh Government


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Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg has set out its seven Welsh language priorities for the next Welsh Government.


Writing in Y Cymro, Cymdeithas chair Mabli Siriol said: "It's time for us to remind our politicians of our vision for the next five years and the need to prioritise the Welsh language rather than it being an afterthought."


The priorities originate from Cymdeithas' 'Mwy Na Miliwn' vision for a Welsh-language citizenship for all.


Ms Siriol said: "The vision was supported, to varying degrees, by the main parties in their manifestos, with a multi-party consensus, for example, in favour of introducing a Welsh Education Act for all. What is needed now is action."


The seven priorities set out by Cymdeithas are:

  • The devolution of broadcasting

  • A new Property Act

  • A new a Welsh Education Act for all

  • 80% of newly-trained teachers being able to speak Welsh by 2026

  • Free Welsh lessons for all

  • One thousand new Welsh-language spaces

  • Menter Ddigidol Gymraeg (a Welsh language digital enterprise)

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