The cabinet secretary says that he recognises the strength of feeling regarding the reputation and independence of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. That strength of feeling could not be overstated in the consultations that the Education and Skills Committee carried out, so why will he not commit to dropping his plan to abolish that vital institution?
Will the minister outline what advice is given to young people who go straight from school to work and might end up in exploitative and insecure work? What advice is given about what is reasonable for them to expect in terms of contracts? What advice is given about the role of trade unions in protecting young people from the exploitative practices that they might experience?
I note the minister’s comment that she shares the ambition of the review to achieve student support at the level of the real living wage. Can she outline the timescale and staging posts on the way to her realising that ambition? Given the financial pressure that exists right now when people are making decisions about whether to go to college or university, can the minister explain why...
Labour MSP for Glasgow
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Glasgow Pollok
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