Schools: Careers Advice - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 19th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Baker of Dorking Lord Baker of Dorking Conservative 3:07 pm, 19th June 2019

My Lords, the Baker clause came into law last year. It allows apprenticeship providers, university technical colleges and other providers of technical education to go into schools and speak to 14 and 16 year-olds. This is simply not being followed. Providers are being excluded because the schools fear they may lose their pupils to them. Is it not about time that the Government insisted that the law of the land be followed, so that youngsters in our schools can learn of all the alternative careers available to them apart from going to university?