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Early Day Motion tabled. FUNDING FOR ESOL
Early Day Motion tabled FUNDING FOR ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES COURSES. Please circulate and ask MP's to sign
The EDM can be seen here http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1706
Date tabled: 04.04.2011
Primary sponsor: Blomfield, Paul
Please contact your own MP asking him/her to sign the following Early Day Motion which has attracted support from MPs of five different parties.
That this House believes the ability to read, write and speak English is essential for all people living in the UK; recognises that courses of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) play an important role in enabling UK citizens, refugees and others to contribute to public and economic life and to build inclusive and cohesive communities; is concerned by the funding changes to such courses proposed in the Government's Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth document; notes that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has yet to publish an equality impact assessment on the funding changes; is particularly concerned about the disproportionate impact on women, who comprise two-thirds of ESOL learners; and calls on the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to modify the proposals to ensure that women currently outside the labour market and on a variety of benefits are not excluded.
How to contact your MP http://www.writetothem.com/
NATECLA National Centre
South Birmingham College, Hall Green Campus, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham B28 8ES
National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults - the professional association for ESOL teachers
Tel: 0121 688 8121
Mobile: 07875 683254
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