HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 cc88-9W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to encourage Government Departments, nationalised industries and national institutions to provide publicity and information in Gaelic.

Mr. Milan

My Departments give due recognition to the Gaelic language and culture but the number of people who speak only Gaelic—477, according to the 1971 Census—is too small to justify the cost of producing in Gaelic the very many Government publications.

Nationalised industries and national institutions are free to make their own decisions on such matters.

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