New Grammar Schools

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:43 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for Education 10:43 am, 8th September 2016

As I have said, we will announce our policy options in due course. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will want to respond to them, but education in schools is critical to delivering our long-term industrial strategy and to meeting the dual challenges of having a successful economy and of having our migration levels more under control. One way we can do that incredibly constructively is to meet more of our skills needs through our own young people—to train and educate them to be able to play their role in British industry, helping our country to be successful.