Careers Education (CBI)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 1 December 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 2:30, 1 December 2014

The CBI business manifesto was published last month. It highlights

“the shameful state of careers provision in English schools”.

It emphasises that girls in particular are losing out, but states that everyone is suffering as a result of what seems to be the virtual collapse of careers education. Why has the situation been allowed to get this bad, and what is the Secretary of State going to do to fix it?