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Welsh-Medium Teachers

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his latest estimate of the shortfall of Welsh-medium teachers in (a) nursery, (b) primary and (c) secondary schools in Wales; and what advice he has given the Welsh Joint Education Committee and the local education authorities to overcome this shortage.

Regular sample surveys of secondary school staffing have indicated relatively little demand for extra teachers capable of teaching through the medium of Welsh. Staffing surveys of nursery and primary schools are not undertaken.