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Clause 2

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) 4:15 pm, 5th February 2008

My hon. Friend is making an important case on behalf of young carers. He came to that word “flexibility” and I wonder if he agrees with me that the theme has been emerging today is that the inevitable universality of a legal commitment—a legal obligation—is incompatible with the sort of flexibility and responsiveness we want for those vulnerable groups?