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Clause 2

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice 4:30 pm, 5th February 2008

I have a great deal of sympathy with the importance of focusing on the needs of young carers. The hon. Gentleman might be interested to know that there are already pilot projects around the country involving young carers—there is one in my constituency sponsored by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers—which examine how the health and education needs of young carers can be identified and dovetailed more closely. That might be a useful way to proceed.