HC Deb 04 December 1979 vol 975 cc156-7W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many official documents and forms have been translated into Welsh since the passing of the Welsh Language Act 1967:

(2) how many official documents are available in bilingual form and in Wlesh only.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

593 official documents, including forms, in current use are available either bilingually or in Welsh only. Information about the separate numbers in each category and information about documents and forms which have been translated but are no longer in use is not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.

Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what value section G of the circular 185/77 relating to the Welsh language will be to him in apportioning the extra finances which will be provided by the present Education (No. 2) Bill for the fostering and protection of the Welsh language.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Grants for bilingual education will be made after consideration of individual applications. The responses to section G will provide valuable background to that consideration.