Lesser-Taught Languages

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:35 pm on 24th March 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 6:35 pm, 24th March 2015

The hon. Gentleman is making a very important case. May I just tell him about the Shpresa project, which works in my area among families who came to the UK from Kosovo? Teaching people Albanian is a very important part of what it does. The young people are very keen that there should be a GCSE, as there is not one at the moment. The exam body has told them that raising £100,000 would enable a GCSE to be introduced. So far, they have raised £80,000.