§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many574W
studies; these centres include one for Chinese studies at Leeds. Seven other universities have courses in Chinese. The Committee on Research and Development in Modern Languages, following discussions with the University Grants Committee, universities concerned and representatives of user Government Departments, is to explore the feasibility of a two year project of research, development and experimental validation of a standard basic Chinese language teaching programme and associated teaching material.