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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Languages (29 Oct 2019)

Baroness Coussins: ...how many officials with relevant foreign language skills are currently employed by the Department for International Trade to work on negotiating free trade agreements for the United Kingdom after Brexit.

UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Baroness Coussins: ...of agile, creative and entrepreneurial. Many recent reports from the British Academy, the British Council, the all-party group and others have stated, with increasing urgency, that in a post-Brexit world the UK will need foreign languages more than ever. But what we have is a languages crisis which risks the UK being unable to fulfil its public policy needs, notably in defence, security...

Brexit: The Erasmus and Horizon Programmes (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Coussins: ...compared to a decade earlier; and, since 2000, over 50 of our universities have scrapped some or all of their modern language degree courses. This is against a background of the prospect of a post-Brexit world in which the UK seeks to redefine its place, establish leadership in international relations, security and soft power, and negotiate new free trade agreements —all in a world...

Brexit: Foreign Language Teaching and Public Service Interpreting - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2019)

Baroness Coussins: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how immigration policy post-Brexit will take account of the recruitment of European Union and other foreign nationals to jobs in teaching modern foreign languages and public service interpreting.

Brexit: Foreign Language Teaching and Public Service Interpreting - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2019)

Baroness Coussins: ...in criminal proceedings, which was transposed into UK law in 2013. But I am slightly suspicious about that word “currently”, so I ask the Minister to state categorically tonight that after Brexit the Government will not remove or water down those rights. Around one-third of PSIs are EU nationals and, as with teachers, we need to continue to recruit them, not just look after the ones...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Languages (21 Sep 2018)

Baroness Coussins: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the value of a language skills audit across the civil service to the potential recruitment of any additional trade experts needed post-Brexit.

Careers Education for Students - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Baroness Coussins: ...degree course, which is an option not only for linguists but for all students. This underlines how important it is that the UK remains a full participating member of the Erasmus+ programme after Brexit, and I should be grateful if the Minister could update the House on where the Government currently are on this vital detail of the Brexit negotiations, which will undoubtedly have an impact...

Peru: Visa Requirements - Question (4 Jun 2018)

Baroness Coussins: ...from tourism alone means that there is now every good and logical reason to lift the visa requirement for Peru, especially as we plan to expand our trade and investment links with Peru after Brexit and are promoting closer links between our universities?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Coussins: ...teachers. The Department for Education estimates the current shortage to be 3,500 if the Government are to meet their EBacc target. This shortage risks getting worse and more precarious post Brexit because such a significant proportion of MFL teachers and language classroom teachers are non-UK EU nationals. If they are not guaranteed residency status post Brexit, language teaching in our...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (8 Jan 2018)

Baroness Coussins: ...the contract, and they are by no means always written in English. A British Council report published in November said that the top five languages needed by the UK for prosperity and influence post Brexit are Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German. Before I go on, I should declare my interests as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages and as vice-president...

UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2017)

Baroness Coussins: ...of Linguists. Thirty-five per cent of MFL teachers are non-UK EU citizens, and the figure for language assistants is 82%. Quite simply, unless they are guaranteed residency status in the UK after Brexit, language teaching in our schools will collapse. The UK alone is not producing enough languages graduates to fill the teacher shortage, which is already estimated at 3,500. These points are...

Courts: Resourcing and Staffing - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Baroness Coussins: ...detail earlier today in this Chamber. This is a very good case in point: 27% of interpreters on the national register are non-UK nationals. If their residency status is not preserved as part of Brexit negotiations, this could have a dramatic negative impact on the availability of court interpreters for European languages. Another issue is security clearance, where the MoJ and the Home...

Universities: Erasmus Programme - Question (12 Jul 2016)

Baroness Coussins: My Lords, post-Brexit, will the Government commit either to signing up as a partner country in the Erasmus programme, as Switzerland is, or to putting an equivalent opportunity in place so that graduate employability is not seriously damaged?


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