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English Language: Education

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL90, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the funds pledged to the Integration Areas Programme in the September spending round will be used for the provision of childcare services for English for Speakers of Other Languages participants.

Answered on

28 October 2019

At the September Spending Round, it was announced that MHCLG will be provided with an additional £10 million to create a second wave of Integration Areas in 2020/21.

As the Chancellor stated, MHCLG shall ensure that English language provision is a major component of these new areas - helping to support thousands of the estimated 1 million adults in the UK who do not speak English well or at all.

We shall bring forward further details on this second wave of the Integration Area programme in due course.