Foreign language courses

On 5 July 2001 the House approved funding to allow Members of Parliament to receive training in accordance with their parliamentary duties. As a result of this, a provision was established to enable Members to learn a foreign language or develop existing skills. 

The service is arranged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and courses are run by approved training providers. 

 

2017-18

Details for the 2017/18 financial year are shown below:

MP

Language

Cost

Cameron, Lisa

Japanese

£80.41

Coaker, Vernon

French

£630.00

Davies, Glyn

Spanish, Colombian

£1,040.85

Debonnaire, Thangam

Arabic

£2,697.47

Donelan, Michelle

Mandarin

£14.95

Farrelly, Paul

Japanese

£2,900.70

Gapes, Mike

Spanish

£599.72

Hendrick, Mark

Mandarin

£745.82

Kawczynski, Daniel

Polish

£2,787.39

Knight, Julian

French

£1,260.00

Kwarteng, Kwasi

German

£466.45

Lefroy, Jeremy

German

£1,155.02

Leslie, Charlotte

Arabic

£107.21

MacNeil, Angus

Icelandic

£500.30

McFadden, Pat

German

£866.27

Menzies, Mark

Spanish

£1,051.86

Monaghan, Paul

Italian

£266.54

Murray, Ian

French

£630.00

Percy, Andrew

French

£1,260.00

Pritchard, Mark

Georgian

£160.81

Smith, Royston

Arabic

£900.20

West, Catherine

Mandarin

£964.87

£21,086.84

2016-17

Details for the 2016/17 financial year are shown below:

MP

Language

Cost

Ahmed Sheikh, Tasmina

French

£409.50

Butler, Dawn

Spanish

£464.46

Cameron, Lisa

Japanese

£558.31

Chapman, Douglas

French

£1,260.00

Davies, Glyn

Spanish Colombian

£330.66

Debbonaire, Thangam

Arabic

£385.16

Donelan, Michelle

Mandarin

£734.39

Farrelly, Paul

Japanese

£3,351.91

Hendrick, Mark

Mandarin

£2,339.57

Hendry, Drew

German

£476.56

Jayawardena, Ranil

French

£441.00

Kawczynski, Daniel

Polish

£1,674.91

Kwarteng, Kwasi

German

£198.40

Leslie, Charlotte

Arabic

£1,821.85

Mackintosh, David

French

£1,260.00

MacNeil, Angus

Icelandic

£239.27

Mahmood, Khalid

Arabic

£1,259.77

McCaig, Callum

Spanish

£529.06

Monaghan, Paul

Italian

£1,083.84

Salmond, Alex

French

£409.50

Solloway,Amanda

Punjabi

£800.94

Whitford, Philippa

German

£286.58

£20,315.64

2015-16

Details for the 2015/16 financial year are shown below:

Member Language Amount £
Dawn Butler Spanish 131.29
Paul Farrelly Japanese 633.02
Drew Hendry German 131.29
Ranil Jayawardena French 420.00
Khalid Mahmood Arabic 237.38
Angus MacNeil Icelandic 685.79
David Mackintosh French 600.00
Total 2,838.77

2014-15

Details for the 2014-15 financial year are shown below:

Member Language Amount £
Joe Benton Spanish 1,323.00
Robert Flello Columbian Spanish 1,180.68
Angus MacNeil Icelandic 2,924.00
Greg Mulholland French 400.00
Joan Walley Spanish 1,701.00
Total 7,528.68