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Part of The Secretary of State Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage 12:00 am, 6th February 2017

I am chairman of the all-party group on literacy. Today, with the National Literacy Trust, we are announcing figures showing that 86% of all English constituencies have at least one ward with significant literacy problems. Does the Minister agree that people not being able to read and write is not just an economic issue, but one of social justice?