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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10644: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many foreign language assistants there have been in the Lothian parliamentary region in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 24 August 2017

The Scottish Government supports the work of the British Council in Scotland and values the contribution Modern Language Assistants, as native speakers, make to the language learning experience of our pupils.

The figures available, and supplied by British Council Scotland, include independent schools and cover the period 2002-2017. Those prior to 2002 are not available. Numbers for the 2017-18 school year are not yet available.

Authority

Year

 

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-6

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Lothian

3

5

5

7

6

7

3

1

Edinburgh

17

41

44

41

41

41

41

39

Midlothian

5

8

8

5

5

3

3

0

West Lothian

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

25

54

57

53

52

51

47

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authority

Year

 

2010-2011

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Lothian

0

0

1

0

1

9

3

TBC

Edinburgh

27

26

28

32

28

24

24

TBC

Midlothian

0

0

0

0

1

6

5

TBC

West Lothian

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TBC

TOTAL

27

26

29

32

30

39

32

TBC