Meirion Prys Jones, former head of the Welsh Language Board, will evaluate the Government’s performance on the Welsh language in the annual conference of Dyfodol i’r Iaith.

Meirion will Judge how successful the Government has been in transferring the furthering of the Welsh language to the Civil Service.

Dyfodol i’r Iaith has criticized the Government for  reducing money given to Welsh for Adults but has applauded it for providing finance to set up Welsh Language Centres.

Heini Gruffudd, chair of Dyfodol i’r Iaith, said, “As a movement we believe that Welsh needs to be promoted on a large scale and a body needs to be established to be responsible for this and to safeguard the language.”

He added, “We have sent evidence to the Assembly’s scrutiny committee on the Planning Bill, and hope to see Welsh recognized in planning law.”

“Meirion has vast experience of promoting Welsh, and knows in detail of efforts in other European countries, which will help us to consider our priorities for the next few years.”

The Dyfodol i’r Iaith conference will be held on Saturday morning, 15 November, in the Arad Goch Centre,  Aberystwyth, at 11.30.

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