Equal Opportunities in Britain
Ms Beverley Hughes (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions; Stretford and Urmston, Labour)
It seems not to have taught the right hon. Gentleman very much. He said that he got his scholarship competing
on a fair and equal basis with other candidates.
I am saying that fair and equal competition is not sufficient. It might be necessary, but if we are to help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds, it is not a sufficient condition to enable them to make the progress that clearly the right hon. Gentleman was able to make.