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English Language: Education

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 42570, tabled on 12 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of the English language tuition scheme in supporting Muslim women to learn English.

Answered on

20 July 2016

As the first step in rolling out the new £20 million programme we have committed just over £3 million to enable six providers who delivered the Department’s previous community-based English language programme to provide new tuition to over 10,000 people by March next year.

We will shortly be issuing a new Prospectus, inviting applications to run the bulk of the new programme from 2017. The nature and targeting of that provision will be informed by Louise Casey’s Review of Integration and Opportunity.

We will monitor the new Programme to assess its effectiveness in meeting its objectives.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government