Dafydd Elis Thomas
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Lord Elis-Thomas: Language stats in census 'crude' indicators

A former chair of the Welsh Language Board has dismissed the Welsh language results from the 2011 census as "crude percentages".

The census figures published last week recorded an overall drop of 2% in the number of people who speak Welsh to 19% of the population in Wales.

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas told BBC Sunday Politics Wales there were more valuable indicators.

"They don't tell you anything about real attitudes," he told the programme.

Lord Elis-Thomas gave his views to BBC Wales' Carl Roberts.

Language stats 'crude' warns peer

  • 16 Dec 2012
  • From the section Wales