§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he intends to announce proposals for exemptions from Welsh in the national curriculum.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I am publishing today for consultation in accordance with section 21(2) of the Education Reform Act proposals for exemptions from Welsh in a limited range of circumstances. The consultation document is being sent to the Curriculum Council for Wales, local education authorities, a wide range of organisations representing educational interests in Wales and, for information, to all schools. Copies have also been placed in the Vote Office and in the Library of the House.