§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, subsequent to his promise to look into a qualification in Welsh for those pursuing the less intensive course at key stage 4, what consultations he intends to have with local education authorities and other relevant bodies; and if he will announce the timetable for such consultations.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
The assessment of programme of study B in Welsh second language raises similar issues to the assessment of other non-core national curriculum foundation subjects. The School Examinations and Assessment Council has been asked to report on these issues and to offer its advice by the end of the year. We shall consider what further consultations may be necessary in the light of its advice.