HC Deb 17 February 1915 vol 69 c1118
40. Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the relations which exist between Great Britain and her Allies and of the expansion of trade expected after the War with such Allies, any provision is or will be made for the study of Russian in any of the public, commercial and other educational establishments of this country?

Mr. J. M. ROBERTSON (on behalf of Mr. Pease)

The Board of Education are considering, in consultation with the Board of Trade, what steps can be taken to extend the teaching of Russian in commercial schools and classes, and to encourage its study in other types of educational institutions. The Board of Education aid eight evening schools at which Russian is taught, and provision is also made at some universities for the teaching of Russian.

Sir J. D. REES

Will Russian be included in the languages dealt with at the New Oriental School of Languages, if that is eventually established?


I must ask the hon. Member to give notice of that question.