Further Education

Part of Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:27 pm on 18th November 2015.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Secretary of State for Education 4:27 pm, 18th November 2015

Absolutely. Raising productivity is the key challenge that our economy faces, and I do not understand a Government who say that the principle is right on protecting education spending up to 16, but not on doing so up to 18 and 19, given that such attendance is now compulsory. I do not understand that logic, and I hope that the Secretary of State can explain it to us today.