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Clause 2

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families) 4:45 pm, 5th February 2008

If I am leaping in too rapidly, I apologise, but could the Minister clarify what his expectations are going to be, particularly of 16 and 17-year-old mothers? How quickly will they be obliged to go back into the labour market and what potential exemptions will there be?