In 1993 a Welsh language Act was passed in Westminster. There were 3 key elements to the Act.
In 2011 a Welsh Language Measure was passed by the National Assembly of Wales with support from all four political parties. This measure:
• Equality - establishing the principle that the Welsh and English languages should be treated equally in the conduct of public business and the administration of justice in Wales
• Service Provision - ensuring that public bodies who provide services in Wales prepare Language Schemes describing how they will provide Welsh services in accordance with guidelines issued by the Welsh Language Commissioner.
• Establishment of a statutory Language Board to oversee Language Schemes and to promote the Welsh language generally.
• gives the Welsh language official status in Wales
• provides for a Welsh Language Partnership Council
• establishes the role of the Welsh Language Commissioner
• provides for an Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner
• makes provision for promoting and facilitating the use of the Welsh Language
• establishes the principle that the Welsh language should be treated no less favourably than the English language
• establishes a Welsh Language Tribunal
• abolishes the Welsh Language Board