Schools - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:26 pm on 12th September 2016.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 4:26 pm, 12th September 2016

I entirely agree with my noble friend’s point that both the academic and the vocational routes should be equally valued. All pupils should have a basic grounding in academic subjects such as English, maths, science et cetera, but there is no doubt that we need to do more to improve vocational education in this country.