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Language change opposed in poll
Translation of the word Welsh
The poll found 24% thought all private business should be bilingual
The majority of people in Wales do not want a change in the law which governs the use of the Welsh language, a new poll for BBC Wales suggests.

The Labour-Plaid coalition, which was agreed in principle, has said it would bring in a law to allow people to receive services bilingually.

But an ICM poll for BBC Wales found 63% of those questioned thought the law should not be changed.

A total of 24% said they thought all private business should be bilingual.

The current Welsh Language Act came into force in 1993 and put Welsh on an equal footing with English with regard to the public sector in Wales.

Ten per cent of people questioned in the ICM survey thought that only the largest private businesses should provide services in Welsh and English.

Researchers for the poll carried out telephone interviews across Wales with more than 1,000 people between 19-21 June.


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