Post-18 Education

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:43 pm on 20th February 2018.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough 5:43 pm, 20th February 2018

Thanks to the expansion that fees have enabled, the most disadvantaged students are now nearly twice as likely to go to university if they are in England as if they are in Scotland. I am in the first generation in my family to go to university and I want my constituents to have the same opportunity. Although I welcome the review, will the Secretary of State reassure me that we will not put that progress at risk?