Equal Opportunities in Britain

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:34 pm on 7th June 2000.

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Photo of Phil Willis Phil Willis Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough 5:34 pm, 7th June 2000

I have long since found the answer to that difficult question. It is clear that the common-sense revolution wants to create 24,000 free schools. Every free school would have its own admissions authority and arrangements for intake and be a wonderful Utopia. Indeed, if they wanted to select the whole caboodle, I suppose that they would be able to get away with it. The hon. Member for Buckingham talks about the Liberals being all things to all men, but if such a policy is not all things to all men, children and, I should add, women, frankly I do not know what is.