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Licensing Laws: Language

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1144W, on licensing laws: languages, in how many languages tests relating to obtaining a personal licence for the retail sale of alcohol can be taken in; and if he will amend his Department's criteria for accredited personal licence course providers to stipulate that examinations must be taken in English. (295065)

[holding answer 22 October 2009]: Accredited licence course providers decide what languages tests can be taken in. I have no plans to make it a requirement that exams be taken in English only, not least as this would be contrary to the Department’s Welsh language policy.