Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (104)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

104. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he is taking to legislate for the use of plain language in Government publications and across Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51230/18]

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.