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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 John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) 4:45 pm, 5th February 2008

Drawing the debate closer to the Bill, some of that sort of support is provided by family learning groups and family learning centres, such as the one I visit annually at Gedney Dyke in my constituency, where challenged families, sometimes with parents who are themselves learning to read and write for the first time, work closely alongside their youngsters. If that sort of learning did not lead to accredited qualifications, it is entirely possible that that work would not count in terms of the legal obligations of the Bill. That would surely be monstrous. Will the Minister have a look at that and, if he cannot answer now, will he come back to the Committee with certain assurances?