Further Education

Part of Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:09 pm on 18th November 2015.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 5:09 pm, 18th November 2015

Of course, the Secretary of State has pre-empted the comprehensive spending review with her rapid area reviews. Does the hon. Lady agree that choice and competition often drive standards, and that therefore any enforced closures for budgetary reasons under the slash-and-burn approach may be detrimental to standards for post-16 education in future?