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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:39 am on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee 11:39 am, 8th October 2020

On a point of order, Mr Speaker, yesterday the Government announced the scrapping of the Unionlearn fund of £11 million a year, which helps 250,000 learners across the United Kingdom. A study by Unionlearn and the Department for Education in 2018-19 showed that every £1 invested in the fund resulted in an economic return of £12.30. The announcement was made without recourse to Parliament as far as I am aware, so can we have an urgent question or a statement on this vital matter, which will potentially affect 250,000 learners?