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Welsh language: Concern as standards proposals rejected

25 February 2013 Last updated at 19:55 GMT

New legal standards for the use of Welsh by public and some private bodies have been rejected as too complicated by the language minister.

Leighton Andrews turned down the proposals from the Welsh language commissioner Meri Huws.

The standards are at the heart of legislation passed in 2011 that was meant to promote the Welsh language.

The Welsh Language Society is worried about further delay.

But Mr Andrews said the proposals as set out would not provide Welsh speakers with clear rights and many were unreasonable.

Political correspondent Aled ap Dafydd reports.

'Complex' language plans rejected