National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:34 pm on 16th January 2017.

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Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill Conservative, Bury St Edmunds 4:34 pm, 16th January 2017

My right hon. Friend makes a powerful and important point. I have visited schemes throughout my constituency, and three of my children have attended the NCS or been a mentor on the NCS. The benefit is some way down the line, in growing their confidence and their ability to understand where other people come from. One of my daughters is studying at university with a young man whose background, before they were both on the NCS, was somewhat challenging, but everybody equals out in that place. One of the fundamental benefits of the NCS is to level the playing field, both educationally and in ability. Does my right hon. Friend agree?