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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:13 pm on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire 1:13 pm, 21st March 2019

Like my hon. Friend I pay huge tribute to our right hon. Friend Dame Cheryl Gillan and all that she has done on the issue for so long. I am listening carefully to my hon. Friend’s excellent speech, and I wonder what he would say to a constituent who wrote to me about her son. She writes:

“My son is 21 years old and since leaving education has had nothing to do. He is not disabled enough to qualify for benefits but he is not able to compete for a job. He is caught in the middle.”

What more does my hon. Friend think we can do to help people like that young man with their future?