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Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:05 pm on 16th June 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole 3:05 pm, 16th June 2010

I am a former schoolteacher, and I am sure my hon. Friend will agree with me that what has happened in education over the last few years is that the gap between the best-performing and the worst-performing schools has widened, the number of children from poorer backgrounds going on to decent and good universities has fallen and more people are leaving school with poorer qualification levels and poorer standards in basic literacy and numeracy than did before the previous Government came to power.

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