HC Deb 21 July 1997 vol 298 cc467-8W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many sets of(a) twins, (b) triplets, (c) quadruplets, (d) quintuplets and (e) sextuplets were born in Northern Ireland in each year since 1990; how many maternities there were in each year; and how many multiple births in each category were conceived as a result of (i) in vitro fertilisation, (ii) gamete intra-fallopian transfer and (iii) other forms of assisted conception. [8178]

Mr. Worthington

The information requested is set out in the table:

regard it as essential that all schools should now be actively preparing themselves for the full implementation of national curriculum requirements at key stage 4 from that date, and that their school development plans and prospectuses should set out what they are doing in that regard.

There are 10 secondary schools in Wales that do not currently come within the scope of the regulations to make Welsh compulsory from 1999. The Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales will be consulting on a proposal to bring them into line with all other non-Welsh-speaking schools from that date.