Wales

Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO airport query

  • 10 July 2015
  • From the section Wales
Computer illustration of UFOs Image copyright SPL
Image caption Edwina Hart is expected to answer questions in more down-to-earth languages on Wednesday

Klingon was the chosen language for the Welsh government in its response to queries about UFO sightings at Cardiff Airport.

While English and Welsh are the usual forms of communications in the Senedd, it opted for the native tongue of the enemies of Star Trek's Captain Kirk.

Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar had asked for details of UFOs sightings and asked if research would be funded.

A Welsh government spokesman responded with: "jang vIDa je due luq."

The Welsh government statement continued: "'ach ghotvam'e' QI'yaH devolve qaS."

In full it said it translated as: "The minister will reply in due course. However this is a non-devolved matter."

It is believed to be the first time the Welsh government has chosen to communicate in Klingon.

Image caption The Welsh government advised Darren Millar UFOs were not devolved to Wales

Mr Millar, shadow health minister and AM for Clwyd West, submitted three questions to economy, science and transport minister Edwina Hart about UFO reports around the airport and across the rest of Wales.

Responding to the government's unusual diversion into trilingualism, Mr Millar said: "I've always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet. This response confirms it."


Mr Millar asked:

  • Will the minister make a statement on how many reports of unidentified flying objects there have been at Cardiff Airport since its acquisition by the Welsh government?
  • What discussions has the Welsh government had with the Ministry of Defence regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales in each of the past five years?
  • What consideration has the Welsh government given to the funding of research into sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales?

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