HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c531W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the result of his Department's experimentation in producing leaflets, SB1 and "Which Benefit" in the Gaelic language; and if he plans to issue any further leaflets in Gaelic.

Mr. Whitney

Leaflet SB1 was translated into Gaelic and published in April 1984 and evaluated in June of that year. It was found that there had been very little public interest in it (much of that was to assist in the teaching of school children). It was felt doubtful that more publicity would have increased take-up. Another evaluation will take place shortly in order to determine whether the publication should continue. Leaflet FB2 "Which Benefit" has not been translated into Gaelic.