Government Must Back Welsh Language Written Media

COMMENTING on today's reports that plans to publish the first daily newspaper in Welsh have been abandoned, Shadow Heritage Minister and Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies said:

"I am extremely disappointed the plans to publish Y Byd look set to be abandoned.

"Welsh Conservatives remain committed to the project and to promoting Welsh language written media.

"The Labour-Plaid Assembly Government appears to have backtracked on its support for a Welsh language newspaper.

"Ministers must clarify whether they still support written media in the Welsh language. Their decisions in recent weeks suggest they do not."