Ministers: Languages

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July 2019 (HL17122), what measures they are considering to promote the take up of foreign language courses available to Government ministers.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We are not considering any particular measures to promote language training to Government Ministers but ministers can apply for Foreign and Commonwealth Office language training if they need, in order to conduct government business.

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