Departments: Languages

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors are taken into account by her Department when calculating the cost of an average hour of language teaching to (a) a single individual and (b) a group in a lesson provided by her Department's language teaching operation.

Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

When benchmarking the cost of an average hour of language tuition, detailed analysis considered tuition costs, including value added tax and, for group training, classes of four.

Other costs such as accommodation, registration and set up fee and learning resources subscription were not taken into account when comparing the hourly tuition rates.

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