HC Deb 29 April 1964 vol 694 c62W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken during the last five years to further spoken English as an examinable subject in the O grade educational examinations in Scotland.

Mr. Noble

While I continue to take every suitable opportunity of emphasising the importance of a good standard of spoken English, I am not satisfied that spoken English should become a subject for examination.