Careers Service (Young People)

Part of Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:41 pm on 13th September 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Labour, Darlington 8:41 pm, 13th September 2011

Exactly right; I agree with that. I look at my own sons and wonder who is going to talk to them if they want to go into science, technology, engineering or maths. Heaven help them if they look to me or their father for advice. I can give them advice on politics, psychology, archaeology, retail and cake decorating.

Alan Milburn was right. I am happy to see the service devolved to schools. It is fine for schools to commission the service as they see fit, but they need money to enable them to buy quality face-to-face advice, and there needs to be a proper inspection regime.