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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education 4:32 pm, 6th December 2021

I would be delighted to meet the hon. Lady. I think her characterisation is slightly unfair in the sense that we work towards improving the system, and the teams both in the Department and on the frontline do tremendous work. We worked on Step Up to Social Work and Frontline, which delivered thousands of new entrants into the social care system. Since 2017 we have seen an uplift of 10% in the social care workforce, which I hope she will agree is to be commended.[This section has been corrected on 16 December 2021, column 6MC — read correction] But I am very happy to meet her because I know she cares passionately about this subject.