English Language: Education:Written question - 44172

Q
(Shrewsbury and Atcham)
Asked on: 02 September 2016
Department for Education
English Language: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual funding from the public purse is for English Speakers of Other Languages schemes.
A
Answered by: Robert Halfon
Answered on: 14 September 2016

Funding for English for Speakers of Other Languages is not ring-fenced but forms part of the Adult Education Budget (AEB). Providers will use their AEB allocation to put on appropriate provision based on their judgement of the economic and social needs of their local area. We expect that this will include ESOL where there is significant demand.

In addition, the Government has pledged up to £10 million over five years for a jointly funded DfE and Home Office programme to enable Syrian refugees across the UK to access language tuition and integrate into British society.

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