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Departmental Languages

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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. (320543)

The Ministry does not provide coaching in foreign languages centrally, and does not hold any records on this matter. To obtain the information requested would involve identifying and contacting sources of information in many different locations and would therefore incur disproportionate cost.