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Clause 233

Part of Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:45 am on 26th March 2009.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families) 8:45 am, 26th March 2009

I am grateful, Mr. Chope. However, the bad news is that I think that this is an extremely important part of the Bill, and one that we might come to regret if we pass the Bill in its existing form. I would like to have a close look at the rationale for the proposals in the Bill and to reflect on some of the evidence that the Committee was given in the evidence sessions. If it cheers up other members of the Committee, although I make no promises not to speak again, this is the last big part of the Bill that I shall have a real rampage across. I hope that Ministers will feel inspired by that.