Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (146)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

146. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a plain language Bill will be introduced in order to ensure communication with the general public is in layman’s terms (details supplied). [41235/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

There are currently no plans to introduce plain language legislation.

However, plain English guidelines have been produced by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), who receive substantial funding from my Department, via SOLAS. NALA work with a range of bodies both in the public and private sectors to ensure that there is a focus on the use of plain English in their publications, web and broadcast material. The plain English guidelines aim to ensure that information is presented in a way that helps someone understand it the first time they read or hear it.

Question No. 147 answered with Question No. 80.