HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 cc290-1W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if his Department issues any guidelines to local education authorities in Wales who are converting from sixth forms to tertiary colleges, concerning the need to have a tertiary facility through the Welsh language for pupils who would otherwise have progressed to sixth form study through the medium of Welsh.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

[holding answer 20 December]: Welsh office Circular 20/88 "Educational Quality in Wales: The Response to Falling School Rolls", issued in June 1988, advised local education authorities to consider the alternative methods of provision, including tertiary colleges, when considering educational provision for 16-19 year olds. The circular advised that rationalisation proposals should take account of the place of Welsh in the curriculum to ensure continuity in, the learning of the language, both as a subject and as a medium of learning.

Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will arrange for the document entitled "You and the Community Charge", published by the Department of the Environment, to be available through the medium of the Welsh language in Wales.

Mr. Grist

I refer the hon. Gentleman to my letter to him of 16 December which enclosed copies, both in English and in Welsh, of the brief guide to the community charge that has been available from the Welsh Office since last August. The publication "You and the Community Charge" refers only to England.