Memorandum submitted by Mr Christopher
The board of OFCOM should have someone on it
who is capable of understanding the specific needs of broadcasting
in Wales. In order to understand these specific needs (since the
proof of the pudding is in the eating) a Welsh-speaking member
must be appointed to the board.
Translation is an inefficient mediumthe
furore in the press due to bad translations into English of often
innocuous statements by Language Activists proves the point. The
exact needs of Welsh speakers must be taken into account, not
just English Language approximations of what we say about our
An added reason is the fact that I feel I must
write to you in English despite the supposedly "Equal"
Status of Welsh.