HC Deb 13 December 1979 vol 975 c756W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the range and availability of tuition on Welsh history in secondary and primary schools; and if there are any changes proposed to the curricula and examination.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Two reports by Her Majesty's inspectorate in Wales published by the Welsh Office this year indicated a need for more attention to be paid to the teaching of Welsh history within the history syllabus as a whole.

Responsibility for the curriculum rests largely with the local education authorities, and examinations in Wales are primarily a matter for the Welsh joint education committee. The Government will be seeking next year to secure a national consensus on the desirable frame work for the curriculum within which authorities and schools will want to consider the place of Welsh history.

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