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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:57 pm on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 1:57 pm, 20th March 2014

I believe that about a third of the total number who are classified as “youth unemployed” are, in fact, engaged in full-time study. One of the big changes for which the coalition Government should take credit is the continued expansion in higher education: despite all the doomsday predictions from Opposition Members about the radical higher education reforms, the number of people going into higher education, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, has risen.