English Language Teaching

International Trade – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne

What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting the recovery of the UK’s English language teaching sector.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Happy birthday, Mr Speaker.

Recognising the challenges that the sector faces, both I and my co-chair of the education sector advisory group, the Minister for Universities, continue to engage with colleagues across Government to explore options for further support.

Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne

The English language is arguably this country’s most successful export. Covid has of course devastated the sector, and with the international scene still challenging, the impact goes on and is deep and wide even as other sectors recover. Will my hon. Friend meet me, a delegation of MPs and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to work together to overcome the challenges that the sector faces and safeguard the future of this vital export, which is so important to Eastbourne and to the UK?

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

I would of course be delighted to meet my hon. Friend, and I congratulate her on her continued leadership in Parliament on behalf of her constituents and the country as a whole.