Welsh Language

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill: Carry-over – in the House of Commons at 7:16 pm on 2 October 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford 7:16, 2 October 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend Glyn Davies on his fantastic speech. In counties such as mine—in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire, which border Wales—huge numbers of our constituents go on holiday to Wales and enjoy Wales. We would like at least the opportunity to learn Welsh in our areas. We would like it at least to be offered as an option in some of our schools and colleges. It is vital. I have tried to learn Welsh; I have not had much success so far, but as I too am stepping down at the next election, it is something that I hope to do in the future.