Further Education: Economic Sustainability

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

I am sure that the Minister does get out there, and I think we all have a strong sense of the sympathy with which she is attempting to make the case for colleges, but she has a Chancellor and a Prime Minister who seem to be entirely deaf to that case rather than responding to it. What more can Members on both sides of the House who recognise the scale of the financial crisis facing colleges do to ensure that the Prime Minister and the Chancellor start taking the action that is so desperately required?