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Welsh Language

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education how many Welsh language schools are now operating; how many pupils are thus catered for; and how many teachers are thus employed.

I assume that my hon. Friend's Question refers to primary schools or departments recently opened by local education authorities in some urban centres in Wales. At present one primary school and 13 departments are open in such areas providing for approximately 520 pupils, with 27 teachers. In addition, as I told my hon. Friend on 8th December, 1949, in practically all primary schools in Welsh-speaking areas instruction is given through the medium of the Welsh language.