HC Deb 05 July 1983 vol 45 c75W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take measures to improve the teaching of modern languages in schools.

Mr. Dunn

We share my hon. Friend's concern about the teaching of foreign languages in schools. On 17 May the Department and the Welsh Office issued a consultative paper on this subject, a copy of which is in the Library. It puts forward a number of policy issues for discussion. In the light of the views which my right hon. Friends receive on the paper, they will consider the form and content of a statement of national policy on foreign languages in the school curriculum.

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