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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4606 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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672269
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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4607 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
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672273
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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4611 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or plan to take, to ensure that the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, made on 31 October 2000, on the involvement of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction are being fully complied with in the Stockholm Agreement process on ending the war in Yemen. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL14327 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has lobbied the conflict parties for greater inclusion of women in formal peace talks and have raised the importance of doing so. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), we support UN Women initiatives, such as the Yemeni Women Pact, to increase women’s participation in and leadership of official peace processes.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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887304
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star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Peru more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the lifting in 2014 of the Schengen visa requirement for visitors from Peru and of the introduction by Peru in 2016 of biometric passports which comply with international security and control standards, whether the forthcoming Home Office review of visa requirements will restore the pre-1996 visa exemption for visitors to the UK from Peru. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL7101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not participate in the Border and Immigration aspects of the Schengen Acquis and has no current plans to change the visa requirements for citizens of Peru.</p><p> </p><p>Visas are a key part of the UK’s border and national security system. The UK keeps visa regimes under regular review. A visa regime does not set a higher bar, it merely changes where a decision about entry is made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-04-27T13:42:17.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-27T13:42:17.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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802501
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Forum on Business and Human Rights more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were represented at the 6th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva in November; and if so, by whom. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL3963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government was represented at the 6th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva on 27-29 November by officials from the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Trade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T13:36:14.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T13:36:14.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Migrant Workers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures showing that 85 per cent of modern foreign language assistants in British schools are non-UK EU nationals, what steps they are taking to continue to attract them and to safeguard their residency status following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL3196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, has been clear that she wants to protect the status of EU nationals already living here, and the only circumstances in which that would not be possible is if British citizens’ rights in European member states were not protected in return. The Government is considering the options for our future immigration system very carefully. As part of that it is important that we understand the effect on the different sectors of the economy and the labour market, including on modern foreign language teachers and assistants, from any changes that we make.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:42:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:42:24.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Exports more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist small and medium-sized enterprises with language skills in order to help build export growth in preparation for, and following, the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL3199 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the importance of language skills to the export success of our country. The Government’s new GREAT website (<a href="http://www.GREAT.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.GREAT.gov.uk</a>) contains a wide variety of material for both new and experienced exporters, including information on addressing language and cultural issues when pursuing international business opportunities.</p><p>The country guides available on the website (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/exporting-country-guides" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/exporting-country-guides</a>) make specific reference to legal and cultural issues that a UK business needs to consider when doing business overseas. These guides will be updated on a regular basis, when necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:24:58.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:24:58.95Z
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star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the annual budgets for (1) maths hubs, (2) careers hubs, and (3) modern foreign languages hubs; and for how many years each type of hub will be funded. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL10306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the budget for 35 maths hubs across England between 2016-17 and 2021-22.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maths hubs</p></td><td><p>£14 million</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td><td><p>£23 million</p></td><td><p>£30 million</p></td><td><p>£6 million</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Teaching for Mastery programme in 2016 approximately 2,900 schools have taken part in the programme with a further 2,700 starting in the 2018/19 academic year.</p><p> </p><p>The department announced on 3 August that there will be £4.8 million funding for the modern foreign languages (MFL) hubs programme, over the next four years. We expect that this will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td><td><p>2022-23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MFL hubs</p></td><td><p>£700,000</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£500,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The MFL hubs programme will pilot an approach to raising the standard of teaching in modern foreign languages by taking forward the recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, which was led by head teacher and linguist Ian Bauckham.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of the pilot, in 2023, at least 400 schools will have received direct support from the MFL hubs.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s careers strategy committed £5 million of funding for The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to set up 20 new careers hubs across the country to test the model piloted in the North East to improve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks, in addition to continuing to support the work of the original pilot hub in the North East. This will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Careers hubs</p></td><td><p>£2.6 million</p></td><td><p>£2.4 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, 10 of the new careers hubs will also receive a share of £1.25 million to spend on careers activities spread across both years.</p><p> </p><p>The hubs will start their work from September 2018 and are funded to run for two academic years until July 2020. The 20 new hubs and the expanded North East Hub will cover 700 schools and colleges in total.</p><p> </p><p>[1] For further information regarding the work of this review please see the following webpage: <a href="https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/" target="_blank">https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10305 more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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972722
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star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools are part of (1) maths hubs, (2) careers hubs, and (3) modern foreign languages hubs. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL10305 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the budget for 35 maths hubs across England between 2016-17 and 2021-22.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maths hubs</p></td><td><p>£14 million</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td><td><p>£23 million</p></td><td><p>£30 million</p></td><td><p>£6 million</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Teaching for Mastery programme in 2016 approximately 2,900 schools have taken part in the programme with a further 2,700 starting in the 2018/19 academic year.</p><p> </p><p>The department announced on 3 August that there will be £4.8 million funding for the modern foreign languages (MFL) hubs programme, over the next four years. We expect that this will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td><td><p>2022-23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MFL hubs</p></td><td><p>£700,000</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£500,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The MFL hubs programme will pilot an approach to raising the standard of teaching in modern foreign languages by taking forward the recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, which was led by head teacher and linguist Ian Bauckham.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of the pilot, in 2023, at least 400 schools will have received direct support from the MFL hubs.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s careers strategy committed £5 million of funding for The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to set up 20 new careers hubs across the country to test the model piloted in the North East to improve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks, in addition to continuing to support the work of the original pilot hub in the North East. This will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Careers hubs</p></td><td><p>£2.6 million</p></td><td><p>£2.4 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, 10 of the new careers hubs will also receive a share of £1.25 million to spend on careers activities spread across both years.</p><p> </p><p>The hubs will start their work from September 2018 and are funded to run for two academic years until July 2020. The 20 new hubs and the expanded North East Hub will cover 700 schools and colleges in total.</p><p> </p><p>[1] For further information regarding the work of this review please see the following webpage: <a href="https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/" target="_blank">https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10306 more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.52Z
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