Could Welsh translation services be used in the Commons' Chamber?

March 01, 2018 ,

Business of the House

01 March 2018
Volume 636

Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West) (Lab): Dydd gŵyl Dewi Sant hapus, Mr Speaker—happy St David’s day. Llongyfarchiadau, congratulations, to the Leader of the House, the shadow Leader of the House and the SNP spokesperson for using the Welsh language, which, historically, we were allowed to use recently in the Welsh Grand Committee of this House. I was pleased to make a speech in the Welsh language. Has the Leader of the House considered whether that welcome move could be extended into the Chamber now that technology makes it perfectly possible to have a freewheeling House of Commons-style debate using translation equipment?

Andrea Leadsom: The hon. Gentleman makes an interesting suggestion and I am happy to discuss it with him further