Academies Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:31 pm on 7th July 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Labour 6:31 pm, 7th July 2010

My Lords, I added my name to this amendment. From listening to the speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley, I think I have had exactly the same briefing as her. I simply wish to say "ditto".

I am slightly concerned that in some things we need to rush ahead with, and in others to hang back from, reviews. It is very important for the Early Childhood Forum and the incredibly important organisations that make up the forum to have the kind of reassurances that the noble Baroness is looking for. The early years foundation stage was a very important step forward. The previous Government initiated it, and it has been well received. It is important that we build on the work of the early years specialists. I look forward to hearing what the Minister has to say.