English Language Teaching: Refugees

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:54 pm on 24th October 2017.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) 4:54 pm, 24th October 2017

The hon. Lady makes a useful intervention and I certainly agree with that. I was going on to make the point that learning English is critical to integrating more effectively into communities. We need to see integration as a two-way process: the responsibility is not simply on those who arrive to integrate; we have our contribution to make to ensure that they can integrate most effectively.