English Speaking as a Foreign Language (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0991
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has the Mayor any discussions with any of the four Government departments currently responsible for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) policy in the UK?

Answer

Answer for English Speaking as a Foreign Language (2)

Answer for English Speaking as a Foreign Language (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

DWP and the London FE college sector are represented on the London Enterprise Panel's Skills and Employment Working Group, and LEP officers engage with DCLG, Cabinet Office and the Skills Funding Agency on activities arising from London's local growth deal.

The London Strategic Migration Partnership also brings together ESOL stakeholders, which has led to improved ESOL provision for jobseekers through joint working with the Skills Funding Agency, Jobcentre Plus and Association of Colleges.

The London Strategic Migration Partnership will also be working closely with the Home Office to agree the integration priorities for Asylum Migration Integration Fund spend in London.