Lords debates modern languages

29 October 2010

Members of the House of Lords discussed the importance attached by the Government to the teaching of modern languages in schools and universities in a debate on 28 October

Baroness Coussins (Crossbench), chair of the All Party Group on Modern Languages, opened the debate. Other Members participating in the debate:

  • Baroness Benjamin (Liberal Democrat), governor of Dulwich College and chancellor of Exeter University
  • Baroness Sherlock (Labour), former chief executive of the Refugee Council who was a special adviser to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor
  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), former diplomat and chair of the United Nations Association UK
  • Lord Jay of Ewelme (Crossbench), former head of the Diplomatic Service
  • Baroness Sharp of Guildford (Liberal Democrat), school governor and former education spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats
  • Baroness Warnock (Crossbench), a philosopher specialising in education and morality

Baroness Hooper, Lord Harrison, Lord Broers, Baroness Butler-Sloss, Lord Cobbold, Baroness Crawley and Lord Lyell also spoke in the debate. Baroness Garden of Frognal spoke on behalf of the Government.

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