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Unemployment: English Lessons

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they intend to make for people with special educational needs under their proposed requirements for people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance to learn English.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions will ensure this policy includes safeguards to ensure those with special educational needs, a group covered by protected characteristic status in legislation, are not disadvantaged.

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