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Schools

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects the building of the new primary/junior school at Llangollen, Clwyd, to be commenced.

The new school at Llangollen, originally expected to start in 1975–76, was deferred by the cuts imposed by the previous Government in 1973. Under the revised arrangements for building programmes it will be for the local authority to decide when this project may start.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about his policy on public schools in Wales.

My policy is to provide within the maintained system for the educational needs of the children of Wales.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about his policy on the teaching of Welsh in primary and secondary schools in Wales.

It is my policy to encourage local education authorities to be sensitive to the wishes of parents in matters relating to the teaching of Welsh and to support them in making the language available both as a subject and a medium of instruction in their schools.