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Sign Language: Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what effect the 2013 Spending Round will have on his Department's funding of British Sign Language qualifications.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills

The Adult Skills Budget (ASB) is used to fund all adult skills provision including British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications for eligible adults. Colleges and providers of BSL qualifications have the freedoms and flexibilities to use the ASB as best fits the needs of their local learners and businesses, including BSL qualifications where there is a local need for these.

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