§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
I began to ask the President of the Board of Education, whether he has received representations from any local education authorities of the Principality in respect to the omission from the regulations and syllabus for the preliminary examination for the certificate, 1907, of Welsh subjects, and respectfully urging him to restore the subject of Welsh to a position of at least equal prominence to that which it enjoyed in the Code for former years; can he say why Welsh has been omitted; and does he propose to respond favourably to the appeals that have been made for its restoration to the Code?
§ MR. BIRRELL
A revised edition of the regulations referred to will be published, I hope, on Monday next. I think that the hon. Member will find that the 1319 various points in regard to Welsh subjects upon which representations have been made, are satisfactorily dealt with.