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Ministry of Defence: Arabic

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 10372, tabled on 13 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his most recent assessment is of the level of Arabic-language proficiency in his Department.

Answered on

10 October 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) regularly reviews its requirements for linguists and trains its personnel accordingly. The level of Arabic language proficiency in the MOD is sufficient to meet current Defence needs.