Careers Service (Young People)

Part of Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:40 pm on 13th September 2011.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Education) 9:40 pm, 13th September 2011

I disagree. The right hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark made an excellent and measured contribution about expanding the provision of careers advice to younger pupils, about making sure that we have a wide variety of work experience and about making sure that careers guidance is not offered on a wet Wednesday afternoon, as we mentioned in the Committee on the Education Bill. I agree with every word. This is more complex than it just being about face-to-face guidance, but face-to-face guidance is an important complementary step. I should have thought that he agreed with that and would want to show his support and put pressure on the Government by joining us in the Lobby tonight.