Careers Service (Young People)

Part of Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:50 pm on 13th September 2011.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats 8:50 pm, 13th September 2011

I recognise my hon. Friend’s interest in this wider subject. The really important thing is that both should work. The reason we need good, personalised careers advice is that it enables young people to make the right choices, for example on what subjects to study, so that they do not end up excluded from university courses—medicine, for instance—because they made the wrong choices when they were 14 or 15.