Further Education: Economic Sustainability

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

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A while ago, like many Members, I was lobbied by staff and students in further education who told me that they and their institutions were at breaking point. At 16, the average further education student receives £1,500 less than the average student aged under 16. When will the Government understand that this investment in our communities needs to happen, and it needs to happen now?