HC Deb 17 October 1973 vol 861 c225W
Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many polytechnics have Russian language departments and how many award degrees in Russian;

(2) how many students graduated in Russian from polytechnics in each of the last five years for which statistics are available.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Russian language teaching in establishments of further education is normally organised as part of modern language teaching and often in conjunction with other disciplines. Degree courses containing Russian language are available at nine polytechnics and one other further education college. Most are mixed language courses for degrees of the Council for National Academic Awards. My Department does not collect figures identifying the individual languages taken.