HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c524W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has made to the Irish Government or the European Commission to have the rules governing Irish language qualifications for teaching appointments rescinded. [14547]

Mr. Ancram

This has been the subject of occasional discussion between officials from each jurisdiction. I am pleased to note that Mrs. Bhreathnach recently announced new provisions which ease the requirement in certain circumstances.