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Migrant integration drive panned after ministers pledge just a quarter of the money demanded

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Former integration czar Dame Louise Casey had called for at least £200million to be spent implementing her recommendations

No 10’s former integration czar Dame Louise Casey had called for at least £200million to be spent implementing her recommendations.

 Dame Louise Casey's integration report only attracted a quarter of the £200m needed to be pledged from ministers

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Dame Louise Casey's integration report only attracted a quarter of the £200m needed to be pledged from ministers

She said the £50million allotted by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was not enough to deliver the “seismic” shift outlined in her hard-hitting report.

Her year-long study slammed consecutive governments for failing to handle the downsides of mass immigration.

The strategy sets out plans for a series of “conversation clubs” across the country for migrants to practice their English but charities said these couldn’t make up for the “huge shortfall” in funding for classes.

Ex-chief prosecutor and deradicalisation expert Nazir Afzal branded the long-awaited strategy a “missed opportunity”.

 Dame Casey said the £50million allotted by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was not enough

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Dame Casey said the £50million allotted by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was not enough

He said two anti-extremism charities he is a patron of delivers English language classes to hundreds of people every year - and could train thousands more with enough funding.

Stephen Hale, head of charity Refugee Action, said: “The Government’s plans are all mouth and no trousers without new investment in accredited English lessons.”

Government should set target for everyone to speak English says ex-integration tsar Dame Louise Casey
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