Careers Service (Young People)

Part of Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 7:53 pm on 13th September 2011.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education) 7:53 pm, 13th September 2011

My hon. Friend makes some very good points. The gap between looked-after children and the rest of society is unacceptable. The low proportion of looked-after children who go to university—just 6%—is also unacceptable. Looked-after children qualify automatically for the pupil premium, and I am listening carefully to what my hon. Friend suggests.