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Naturalisation: English Language

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department have had with counterparts in the Home Department on the role of English language skills in citizenship and social integration. (126132)

Ministers and civil servants from the Department for Education and Skills regularly meet with colleagues in the Home Office. The changes announced to ESOL in October last year were cleared through the Asylum and Migration Cabinet Committee.