§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has to extend the official status of the Welsh language in European Union proceedings.
§ Mr. Redwood
[holding answer 20 October 1994]: Under article 217 of the treaty, the Council has to agree unanimously to approve a new official language. It has recently agreed that Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian will 1141W be added as official languages subject to their entry. The Council has no plans to add any other languages.