Social Mobility

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

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor 12:00 am, 12th November 2018

Grouped—I understand, Mr Speaker. I was slightly wrong-footed, as ever.

Irrespective of political persuasion or ideology, everyone in this House will agree that the state has a special responsibility towards vulnerable children in care. Only 6% or 7% of them get to university, and 60% of them have behavioural and mental health challenges. We must congratulate the Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation and Buttle UK on their work in providing bursaries for university. Does the Minister agree that we must look to expand work in this area?