“Life in the UK” tests in Scottish Gaelic and Welsh

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Madam or Sir,

This request pertains to “Life in the UK” tests administered in the year 2007. Would you please provide (a) the total number of tests and (b) the number of tests where the result was “pass”, for each of the following categories:

1 tests in the Welsh language;

2 tests in the English language, administered in Wales;

3 tests in the Scottish Gaelic language;

4 tests in the English language, administered in Scotland; and

5 tests administered in England.

Thank you very much.


Dr Kaihsu Tai

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Dr Kaihsu Tai

Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the above. Your request is
being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Ashby Robin, UK Border Agency

Dear Dr Tai,

With regards to your Freedom of Information request please see the
information below on tests taken in Wales, Scotland and England.

1) Tests taken in the Welsh language - 1 person requested to take a
test in Welsh but they never took it. No more requests have been received
to date.

2) Tests taken in Wales in the English language - to date 12,349
tests have been taken in Wales.

3) Tests taken in Scots Gaelic language - No tests have ever been
taken in Gaelic

4) Tests taken in Scotland in the English language - to date 22,562
tests have been sat in Scotland.

5) Tests administered in England - To date 737,759 tests have been
taken in England.

The tables below give a further breakdown and show pass rates too.

2009 Cumulative Total to
Scotland 0 - Fail 512 6,331
1 - Pass 1,685 16,231
Total Tests 2,197 22,562
Pass Rate 76.7% 71.9%
Wales 0 - Fail 297 3,760
1 - Pass 791 8,589
Total Tests 1,088 12,349
Pass Rate 72.7% 69.6%
England 0 - Fail 14,033 219,587
1 - Pass 40,024 518,172
Total Tests 54,057 737,759
Pass Rate 74.0% 70.2%
Northern 0 - Fail 86 1,405
Ireland 1 - Pass 327 4,017
Total Tests 413 5,422
Pass Rate 79.2% 74.1%

I trust this answers your questions.

Should you require any further information please send your enquiry via
the UKBA Freedom of Information Team.

Yours Faithfully

Rob Ashby

Contracts Manager

Commercial Contracts - Business Processes

Directorate of Central Operations, Immigration Group

UK Border Agency

5th Floor - St Anne House

20-26 Wellesley Road



( 020 8604 1668

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Rob,

Though the information you provided does not strictly pertain to my original request (tests administered in the year 2007), I thank you for your response, and am pleased to confirm that my query has been resolved. Again, many thanks.


Kaihsu Tai

Gadawodd John Cross anodiad ()

At the time of writing the following Wikipedia article includes a link to this request in its list of references:


Gadawodd Kaihsu Tai anodiad ()

Gadawodd Kaihsu Tai anodiad ()

Another related request, about the cost of test preparation in languages other than English: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...

Gadawodd Florian Breit anodiad ()

I have mentioned this FOI in a blog on the use of Welsh and Scottish Gaelic in naturalisation cases: http://blog.florian.me.uk/2015/08/suffic...

I have also made a follow up FOI request, asking for numbers of test requests, tests completed and pass rates in Welsh and Scottish Gaelic since April 2009: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Gadawodd Kaihsu Tai anodiad ()

A follow-up request was successful: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...