§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will either change the rate support grant formula in Wales for 1984–85 to include elements to reflect the cost of bilingualism or otherwise ensure that grant support towards the cost of bilingualism is given over and above the grants generated by the current formula.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
No. I do not intend to change the rate support grant formula in Wales. Specific grants, estimated at £600,000 in the current year, already provide substantial support in the local authority sector for bilingual education.