HC Deb 01 December 1987 vol 123 c531W
55. Mr. Bill Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any plans to make available additional resources for the teaching of foreign languages; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend plans to make available education support grants to some local education authorities in England in 1988–89, to support pilot work on the diversification of first foreign language provision in secondary schools. He will be considering how education support grants and grants for in-service training can best be used in future years to support the introduction of the national curriculum, including foreign languages.