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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 29th June 2022.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

Thank you very much, Mr Deputy Speaker. Mr Speaker, my sincere apologies.

There are, Mr Speaker, great opportunities to create exciting new jobs in low-carbon energy along the East Anglian coast, and East Coast College is up for the challenge of providing local people with the necessary skills. However, it and other colleges are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain teachers in such work as fabrication, engineering and construction. Will my right hon. Friend ensure that the Government come up with a cross-departmental strategy to address this staffing crisis in our further education colleges, which could undermine the levelling-up agenda?