This Act is a failed and unnecessary burden on the Welsh Nation.
It is hugely expensive with ongoing costs.
It contributes to a huge waste of paper, all government paper work is duplicated (for example all car tax reminder are printed in both languages). This in an age when green issues are increasingly important.
It introduces delays into administration in business and local government as translation has to be applied and paid for.
All road signs and road markings have be in both languages, a huge and ongoing cost.
An army of administrators and advisors are employed to apply this law.
The Welsh Language Board gets a grant on £13.5 million a year.
It deters businesses from investing or locating in Wales.
This Act, together with the Broadcasting Act 1981, which set up the Welsh Language TV broadcaster S4C, have cost the Welsh economy many Billions of pounds. The exact number is impossible to evaluate, but will probably somewhere in the region of £4 Billion to £10 Billion.
In spite of all this expenditure it is clear that the vast and overwhelming majority of the people of Wales are not interested in the old language.
Wales has far more pressing problems than the Welsh Language.
A recent article showed that South Wales is now poorer than Slovenia.
It is time to admit that this Act has failed and to relieve the Welsh nation of its burden.