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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:19 pm on 21st January 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth 1:19 pm, 21st January 2021

West Thames College in Isleworth has a strong reputation, long developed, for providing courses across the range, including basic skills and English as a second language, but also locally specific courses developed in conjunction with employers, such as in aviation, hospitality and media. With so many people in my constituency losing their jobs at Heathrow and its supply chain, courses will have to re-orientate and colleges will have to provide retraining in other sectors. For people whose jobs will not come back for many years to come, will the training and retraining be available for colleges such as West Thames College, and will they be available to students on universal credit?