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Departmental Languages

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. (320541)

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has not provided or funded, coaching in a foreign language to Ministers or civil servants in the last 12 months.