Why the welsh assembly refused to endorse the BSL Bill. So why did the Scottish and Irish Governments go with it? Because they wanted to piss off the UK Government? Here is what the Wesh Assembly said.
The review identified a plausible, but as yet, unproven case for designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill for parents and carers of d/Deaf children.
However, there is considerable uncertainty about the impact of designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill on demand, providers’ capacity and post 19 learning funding.
It is not clear if this (BSL) would be the most effective and/or efficient way to ensure that parents and carers can communicate with d/Deaf children.