HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 cc130-1W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has given further consideration to the question of establishing a permanent Royal Commission to foster the preservation and the development of the Welsh language.

Mr. Peter Thomas:

The Government's policy is to foster the Welsh language. Many measures have already been taken to this end and I will continue to keep under review the desirability of further steps.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement of his policy with regard to the establishment of separate secondary schools whose teaching medium is mainly Welsh in those areas where a substantial percentage of secondary school children speak Welsh.

Mr. Peter Thomas:

My policy is to encourage local education authorities to take all reasonable steps to provide secondary education mainly through, the medium of Welsh wherever there is sufficient demand from parents. It is for the individual authority, after consulting with parents and teachers, to make proposals for the organisation of its schools

HMC Geriatric/Chronic sick beds available on 31st December,1971 Need in accordance with norm (10 beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and over) Waiting List as at31st December,1971
Newport and East Mon. 250 336 90
North Monmouthshire 148 167 34
Border Counties (Wales) 101 66 15
UHW (Cardiff) 552 561 17
Merthyr and Aberdare 125 197 9
Pontypridd and Rhondda 286 197 12
Bro Morgannwg 260 280 34
Glantawe 470 438 58
S.W. Wales 277 246 4
Mid Wales 149 117
Caernarvon and Anglesey 400 312 12
Clwyd and Deeside 197 355 3
Wrexham, Powys and Mawddach 275 216 95

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