Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pro-active holding patterns and stakeholders

MPs on the Welsh affairs select committee take pride in working through two languages. Today they heard evidence in a third that is, fortunately, spoken by very few people.

Committee chairman Hywel Francis prompted the introduction of this new language by asking the executive director of the Legal Services Commission, the body that looks after legal aid, what decisions had been taken about the future of the LSC's office.

This was Phil Lambert's reply: "It is fair to say we are in something of a holding pattern since the earlier meetings for a number of reasons but I think that is in terms of pro-active actions that we are taking.

"What we are certainly not in a holding pattern for is engagement consultations and liaison with stakeholders."
 
All translations gratefully received.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Hold on, I speak Jargon!

Basically: "We aren't actually doing anything except talking to people"

Jim said...

Hold on, I speak Jargon!

Basically: "We aren't actually doing anything except talking to people"

James D said...

Perhaps they should have asked him to repeat that in Welsh. Some of those words would be very difficult to translate without giving a more definitive meaning.