Social Mobility

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education 12:00 am, 10th September 2018

I very much agree with my right hon. Friend about the importance of early language and literacy, and he is right to identify some of the excellent provision in his constituency. I recently set out my ambition to halve the number of children who start school without vital literacy skills. There are many facets to that, such as what happens in early years settings and in the home learning environment, which we will have to pay more attention to in the years to come.