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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:38 am on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 10:38 am, 3rd October 2019

I wonder whether the Leader of the House would agree that one of the most innovative and successful innovations in recent times was the creation of a Children’s Commissioner, particularly with Anne Longfield as a very brave champion for children. Does he agree that we should have an early debate on what she revealed only last week—that 20% of the children coming out of our schools have no qualifications at all? That was not mentioned very much at the Conservative party conference. Is it not about time that we looked at it in a debate in this House, and did something about it?