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Communicators For The Deaf

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on future funding for the Communicators for the Deaf course at Barry college.

The Training Agency funded the course on a 12-month contract which ends in July. There are no plans to extend funding.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how he proposes to provide training for communicators for the deaf in Wales.

The Department recognises the need for and value of training in this field. A three-year grant was awarded to the Wales Council for the Deaf in 1989–90 to set up a pilot project with the aim of increasing the number of people with advanced qualifications in sign language.