Education: Skills — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 14th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Addington Lord Addington Liberal Democrat 3:15 pm, 14th March 2012

I thank the Minister for that Answer and draw attention to my declared interests. Does my noble friend agree-I have shown this to her-that I have some legal opinion which might contradict that? Does she acknowledge that, at the moment, there are people who are failing to pass the English qualification because of dyslexia who could be helped through to degree level if they chose that path? There is also evidence which shows that people are having problems because those who administer these tests do not know what they could do. Under these circumstances, does not our Government have a duty to make sure that something which has been brought forward as a great saviour of our skill force-the apprenticeship-is made fit for purpose?