Social Mobility: Disadvantaged Areas

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor 12:00 am, 11th September 2017

One of the best gifts we can give young people is a job with prospects for a decent career. It helps with mental health challenges and gives them a sense of belonging to society. When we look at this part of our history, I think we will discover that one of the greatest achievements has been the reduction in unemployment among young people. Does the Secretary of State agree we must continue to do all we can to help people to transition, at the appropriate point, from full-time education to work?