HC Deb 03 May 1922 vol 153 cc1369-70W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that the chief examiner in English has reported that in some of the Welsh schools pupils are being turned out with a very limited command of English, that the work in English is becoming less accurate, less definite, and less exact, and that skill in the technical mastery and use of the language as a living medium of expression seems to be deteriorating, and that the Board of Education has declared this to be a grave indictment, he proposes to take any steps to deal with the complaint; and, if so, what?


The Board have already drawn attention to the matter, so far as it affects Welsh intermediate schools, in their Report for 1921 to Parliament under the Welsh Act. They will request the Central Welsh Board to give special consideration to it, and they will themselves, through their inspectors, take similar action with a view to securing the necessary improvement in the teaching of both English and Welsh.