HC Deb 25 June 1986 vol 100 c193W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils were presented for O-level and A-level Russian in each year since 1979 in England and Wales.

Mr. Chris Patten

The information requested is not available centrally for school pupils. The table gives the numbers of all candidates entered for examinations, other than overseas examinations, in Russian set by the English examining hoards.

GCE O-level and A-level entries in Russian Summer examinations
O-level Entries A-level Entries
1979 1,756 396
1980 1,768 372
1981 1,433 372
1982 1,429 377
1983 1,326 313
1984 1,279 307
1985 1,375 307

Source: Survey of Examining Boards in England.

Information on the numbers of candidates entered for examinations set by the Welsh Joint Education Committee is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.