§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many pupils were presented for O grade and higher Russian in each year since 1979 in Scotland.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information requested for the years 1979 to 1985 can be found in the Scottish Examination Board's annual reports for these years, copies of which are in the House of Commons Library. Provisional figures obtained from the Board for 1986 are as follows:
Examination Number of presentations Russian O (Traditional and alternative) 165 Russian H 62
These figures may include some candidates who were not pupils at school.