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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:49 pm on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 2:49 pm, 15th May 2019

I have come slightly late to the debate. I opened several OnSide youth centres, but I also think it is a shame that we have lost some good youth facilities. The trouble was that the youth service was too much of a nine-to-five service for the convenience of people who worked in it, rather than of the kids whom we desperately needed to engage. OnSide makes a difference because it is a partnership between local authority youth services, children’s charities and business, and because it provides a variety of services at a variety of times to a large variety of children. It is a great model and we need more such models.