New Clause 7

Part of Further Education and Training Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 14th June 2007.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) 10:00 am, 14th June 2007

Precisely. And it is for the House and Members to consider what I described as independent and empirical evidence. We are asking in the new clause for a proper analysis of this. We do not claim that we have all the answers but we know the direction in which we wish to travel. My hon. Friend is quite right. Once we have that report there should be a debate about how we move forward on its results. I am more confident about the capacity of FE than some others may be. I have more belief in the leaders and teachers in FE.