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Departmental Languages

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure his Department incurred in providing such coaching; and in what languages such coaching was provided. (248078)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 317W.

No Minister has received coaching in a foreign language funded by the Department in the last 12 months.