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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 Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 1:19 pm, 21st January 2021

Part of the problem is that too few leaders have personal experience, understanding or, indeed, respect for the work of further education settings. City of Bristol College can, and it is ready to support economic development and pandemic recovery, but it needs secure funding, nationally and locally, now. Will the Secretary of State direct local businesses, and particularly the West of England Combined Authority, to put the college front and centre of their planning, particularly for skills levels 2 and 3?