HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c49W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average number of hours spent teaching Welsh in schools in Wales in(a) primary and (b) secondary sectors; and if he will give a county by county breakdown.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The latest information about the time spent on teaching Welsh is derived from the primary school staffing survey 1987. The information is shown in the following table:

Percentage of class time spent learning Welsh
Clwyd 9
Dyfed 14
Gwent 1
Gwynedd 19
Mid Glamorgan n/a
Powys 9
South Glamorgan 3
West Glamorgan 5
Wales 28
1 Less than 1.
2 Includes an estimate for Mid Glamorgan.

No comparable information is currently available for secondary schools. The results of the recent secondary schools staffing survey will be published during 1990.