HC Deb 20 January 1992 vol 202 c11
12. Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of secondary school children in Wales are educated through the medium of Welsh.

Sir Wyn Roberts

The latest figures for 1990–91 show that about 15 per cent. of secondary school pupils in Wales are being educated in Welsh-speaking schools.

Mr. Butler

Did my right hon. Friend see the survey in The Sunday Times which showed that some Welsh-medium schools offer excellent education—some of the best education in the whole of the United Kingdom? Is not that a tribute to the quality of education within them?

Sir Wyn Roberts

I agree with my hon. Friend and with the comments in the article to which he referred. The Welsh-medium schools provide a first-class education and I am happy to tell my hon. Friend that Welsh is being taught in eight out of 10 primary schools in Wales and in nine out of 10 secondary schools.