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 Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education 5:43 pm, 20th February 2018

That was a question of two halves. In the first half, I think the right hon. Gentleman was describing what is called sharing the cost, which we do. We believe that it is right that the individual who benefits should take on part of the investment, and the taxpayer also picks up part of it. I agree entirely with the points in the second half of the question: we should have proper join-up between HE and FE. Many universities already do important technical education, and many FE colleges also conduct very good HE. We want more of a join-up.