Education: Tomlinson Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 16th March 2005.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Chesterton Lord Hunt of Chesterton Labour 2:30 pm, 16th March 2005

My Lords, is there not some contradiction in what the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, is saying? Speaking as an academic, if the schools had more people with the IB, the universities would indeed take notice of that recognition and recruit people on a broad basis. Personally, I did a narrow A-level; it would have been a lot better if I had had a broader education. Giving people a broader education, as is done on the Continent, is highly beneficial. The noble Lord seems to have moved away from that tack in his speech.