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Welsh Commissioner starts work

The Welsh Language Commissioner - the replacement for the Welsh Language Board - offically starts work today

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Commissioner for Welsh "will be robust", says minister

The minister responsible for the Welsh language, Leighton Andrews, says Meri Huws starting work as the new Welsh Language Commissioner is a very significant day for the future of the Welsh language.

The Welsh Language Commissioner will be critical to delivering the Welsh Government's vision of a thriving and vibrant language. She will be a robust and active champion for the language –and will work with organisations to increase the number of services available in Welsh, providing more opportunities for people to use the language in their day-to-day lives.

– Leighton Andrews, Minister for Welsh language

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