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English Language: Public Participation

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who sat on the two citizens’ juries held jointly by her Department and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on English for Speakers of Other Languages held in December 2007; and how they were selected. (190148)

The identities of individual members of the public who sit on citizens’ juries are not disclosed for reasons of confidentiality. The juries selected for the two juries on English for speakers of other languages were selected to be broadly representative of the local population in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, social grade, work status and life-stage. 18 members of the public were recruited to take part in each of the two locations (17 attended in Hull and 18 in London).