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 Percentage 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.