Still a waste of our money
3:32pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in Letters
I THOUGHT I had answered Mr Bond’s letter, but it seems not as he is now raising the subject of bilingual driving and TV licences as well.
To make it clear, I think the Welsh culture is wonderful, but bilingual forms are a waste of money - and so do the majority of people in Wales. I think, Mr Bond, you are confusing the application form with the actual driving licence. With the licence there is no option but to accept it. As for the TV licence, you will find it in two parts - one Welsh and the other English. The Welsh part is removed and discarded quite easily. However, the application form is bilingual and I think you will find that the Welsh version goes in the bin. Whether the cheapest way is to provide bilingual forms or not is neither here nor there - it is still a waste of money. Your points about recycling are superfluous.
Everyone in Wales can speak English, not many can speak Welsh. The issue of a Welsh form makes not a jot of difference to Welsh culture, and like many other forms in Welsh, are thrown away. So, Mr Bond, please in future distinguish between the trillions of bilingual application forms issued and the final result such as a driving licence. In any event, the former Welsh copy ends up in the bin.
Jim Dyer, Stockton Road, Newport