§ 16. Mr. Fabricant
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what new programmes have been announced since the passing of the Welsh Language Act 1993 to encourage mature students to learn Welsh; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Richards
The Further Education Funding Council for Wales is responsible for securing the provision of Welsh for adults in the further education sector. The council has ensured that Welsh for adults programmes have been maintained and developed. For the 1995–96 academic year, the council has established a new development fund which will provide an additional £300,000 in support of Welsh for adults projects to generate new provision and improve existing courses.