Clause 6

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Conservative, Daventry 12:15 pm, 12th June 2007

Perhaps I can assist the Minister by saying, as a matter of general principle—I have no executive responsibility for this, as he will have noticed—that my view is that we need to move towards a demand-led system. I merely suggest to the Minister, if only for his own protection, that he should moderate or modulate that approach by giving a proportion of assistance for self-funding and self-selection to supplement the system but in no sense to take it over.