HC Deb 23 February 1973 vol 851 cc244-6W
Mr. William Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of the people of Wales who are Welsh speaking live in the counties of Monmouth and Glamorgan; and what per centage of the population of these counties they represent.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The latest avail able information comes from the 1961 Census. 2.2 per cent. of Welsh speakers in Wales then lived in Monmouthshire and 30.7 per cent. lived in Glamorgan. They represented 3.4 per cent. and 17.2 per cent. respectively of the population of these counties. More up-to-date figures based on the 1971 Census should be available later this year.

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