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 Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education 12:00 am, 10th September 2018

This summer the Conservative party was concerned about an unseen social mobility crisis following the departure of the Foreign Secretary. As a Telegraph headline asked, with no old Etonians in Cabinet, “where will the talent come from?” Perhaps the Secretary of State can help to answer that question by confirming that he has accepted our call to ditch the Prime Minister’s scheme to spend £20 million ferrying a few hundred pupils up to 30 miles a day by taxi to get to their nearest grammar school. Will he now tell us whether he accepts our point that he should reinvest the savings in reversing the cuts to school transport for all?