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Create a Gaelic Languages Act

Submitted by Peter Edward O'Donnghaile on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Published on Monday 19th April 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Current Signatures: 10
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Create a Gaelic Languages Act

Petition Details

To create a Gaelic Languages Act in respect of powers reserved to the Parliament and Government of the United Kingdom, with application to Scotland for the use of Scottish Gaelic (A’Ghàidhlig) and application to Northern Ireland for the use of Irish Gaelic (An Gaeilge) in public administration.

Additional Information

Only an Act of the UK parliament can bring the status of Gaelic into line with the status enjoyed by Welsh under the Welsh Language Act 1993 as currently amended, and so enable residents and businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland to use the Gaelic Languages in transactions with departments of the UK government and in mainstream economic activity.

Routine transactions currently facilitated in Welsh include applications for passports, submission of tax returns and company reporting.


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