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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

I want to ensure that I understand precisely what he is saying. Is he saying that every 16 and 17-year-old parent, including mothers, will be obliged to go back into education, training or employment within 18 weeks of the birth?