HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 c344W
102. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Education whether, in view of the importance of knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages in the promotion of British export trade in South America, special instructions will be issued to local education committees to encourage the teaching of those languages in secondary schools.

Mr. Hardman

Inquiries made recently indicate that local education and school authorities are alive to the importance of encouraging a study of these languages. I do not think, therefore, that there is any need for special instructions.