§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure that teachers in Northern Ireland are not discouraged from teaching children about Irish folk music in schools in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Scott
There is no official discouragement from teaching Irish folk music; its inclusion in the curriculum is a matter for school authorities. Many schools teach it and it forms a part of the summer school tuition programme for young musicians in one of the education and library board areas.