HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c615W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to ensure that the development of literacy in the Welsh language is included in the Government's plans to concentrate on maths and literacy in schools. [24292]

Mr. Ron Davies

English and Welsh are dealt with on a basis of equality in the targets we have set for improving standards of literacy. An additional £1.5 million will be available in 1998–99 through the Grants for Education Support and Training Programme to support the development of literacy strategies covering English and Welsh. Local Education Authorities will be able to use these funds in ways which reflect their own language policies.

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