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Language courses for MPs

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 language or develop existing skills. 

The service is arranged by the Learning and Development Team and courses are run by approved training providers. 

2020-21

Details for the20/21 financial year are shown below:

MP Language Cost
Antony Higginbotham Russian £350.00
Bob Seely MP Russian £1,598.73
Christian Wakeford MP Hebrew £2,106.09
Daniel Kawczynski MP Polish £8,244.03
Greg Clark MP German £1,131.73
Nia Griffith MP Polish £3,822.84
Rosena Allin-Khan MP Polish £234.01
Royston Smith MP Arabic £2,792.13
Sara Britcliffe MP Spanish £75.00
Stuart Anderson MP Punjabi £4,058.88
Thangam Debbonaire MP Arabic £3,411.17
Tony Lloyd MP Spanish £1,302.03
Stephen Crabb French £2,329.00
Andrew Percy French £2,123.50
Helen Grant French £352.00
 Total   £33,931.13

2019-20

Details for the 2019/20 financial year are shown below:

MP Language Cost
Allin-Khan, Rosena Polish £402.03
Anderson, Stuart
Punjabi
£469.04

Percy, Andrew
French £1,112.00
Carmichael, Alistair Arabic £335.03
Dakin, Nic Spanish £333.18
Debbonaire, Thangam Arabic £3,149.24
Farrelly, Paul Japanese £1,541.12
Griffith, Nia Polish £1,786.80
Jones, Graham Spanish £555.30
Julian Knight French £1,650.00
Kawczynski, Daniel Polish £5,092.38
Khan, Afzal Arabic £1,407.11
Kwasi Kwarteng French £594.00

Lefroy, Jeremy
German £407.22
Menzies, Mark Spanish £111.06
Prentis, Victoria Arabic £536.04
Reeves, Ellie Italian £610.83
Seely, Bob Russian £964.01
Smith, Royston Arabic £954.83
Stephen Crabb French £264.00

Susan Elan Jones French £132.00
Woodcock, John Arabic £1,474.11
Total   £23,887.70

 2018-19

Details for the 2018/2019 financial year are shown below:

MP Language  Cost
Coaker, Vernon French £462.00
Dakin, Nic Spanish £474.02
Davies, Glyn Spanish £481.26
Debbonaire, Thangam Arabic £2,752.65
Farrelly, Paul Japanese £2,613.20
Gapes, Mike Spanish £610.83
Griffith, Nia Polish £1,786.80
Haigh, Louise Spanish £733.16
Jones, Graham French £660.00
Jones, Graham Spanish £1,084.85
Kawczynski, Daniel Polish £4,198.98
Khan, Afzal Arabic £1,240.60
Knight, Julian French £2,112.00
Kwarteng, Kwasi German £425.73
Lefroy, Jeremy German £1,092.09
MacNeil, Angus Icelandic £268.02
McFadden, Pat German £388.71
McMorrin, Anna Welsh £379.71
Menzies, Mark Spanish £944.01
Murray, Ian French £660.00
Percy, Andrew French £1,122.00
Prentis, Victoria Arabic £445.74
Reeves, Ellie Italian £999.54
Smith, Royston Arabic £1920.81
Total   £27,856.70

2017-18

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

MP Language  Cost
Cameron, Lisa Japanese £80.41
Coaker, Vernon French £630
Davies, Glyn Spanish, Colombian £1,040.85
Debonnaire, Thangam Arabic £2,697.47
Donelan, Michelle Mandarin £14.95
Farelly, Paul Japanese £2,900.70
Gapes, Mike Spanish £599.72
Hendrick, Mark Mandarin £14.95
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
Pitchard, Mark Georgian £160.81
Smith, Royston Arabic £900.20
West, Catherine Mandarin £964.87
Total   £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 £734.95
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
Salloway, Amanda Punjabi £800.94
Whitford, Philippa German £286.58
Total   £20,315.64

2015-16

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

MP Language Cost 
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:

MP Language Cost
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