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Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I apologise to the hon. Gentleman. I understand that there has been a problem in the post room, but the document is now available. I apologise if he did not receive it before the debate.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The National Citizen Service is a huge success. More than 300,000 young people have taken part, and many of them say that the NCS has changed their lives forever. For those who do not know, the NCS is a summer programme that lasts for up to four weeks, with no cost to parents who cannot afford it. It is open to all 15 to 17-year-olds in...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I suspect that a theme of this debate will be the experiences that we have all had in our constituencies with NCS graduates, and the enthusiasm and self-belief that doing NCS projects gives them. I commend my hon. Friend on taking his NCS graduate into his office. I look forward to hearing how that work experience goes.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I welcome the NAO report because it is important, with any programme of this type, that we understand value for money and what is being achieved. I am sure that my hon. Friend will recognise that this was a very ambitious target. We have had great success in getting towards that target, but there is still more to do. The Bill is important so that more of the young people such as those he has...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree with my hon. Friend. He will know that the NCS has an above-average success rate in reaching those hardest-to-reach young people. We have all seen NCS projects in which there are young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, young people with disabilities and young people from more affluent backgrounds, all working together with the common purpose of achieving their social action...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I will, of course, join my hon. Friend in so doing. Former Prime Minister David Cameron is now chair of the patrons board of NCS. The work that he achieved in government will have a lasting legacy. My hon. Friend is also right to suggest that the noble Lord Blunkett has been instrumental in this, as has Michael Lynas, the NCS chief executive. They have done great work to get this far. Let us...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. This is why we want to grow the NCS as quickly as possible, in a way that is sustainable and that continues to be successful. We have all seen the sense of self-worth and confidence that working in a team can give to young people, and I have seen them achieving some really stretching targets. That is a fantastic testament to the scheme, and we want to see...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I give way first to my hon. Friend the Member for Corby (Tom Pursglove).

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I absolutely agree. The soft skills that the NCS can bring to young people make them much more employable and much more valuable in the workplace. That is exactly what we want to see from the NCS, among its many other benefits.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: We have announced a long-term review of young people in volunteering. My hon. Friend makes an interesting suggestion about the way in which the NCS can encourage volunteering within the scheme in future years.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree with my right hon. Friend. This is an aspect of a country and a Government that work for everyone, and of the shared society that we all want to be part of. I shall now give way to my newly knighted hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Sir Julian Brazier).

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree that the adventure side of the programme is incredibly important—it might mean that some young people get to reach the dizzying heights of being a knight of the realm like my hon. Friend—and represents an opportunity for young people to be away from home and to manage in an outward bounds situation. I met some young people from Liverpool who had camped in the Peak...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree with my hon. Friend. It is important to make the point that money should never be a barrier to such social cohesion and integration. We want young people from all backgrounds to have the chance to participate in the NCS. It must never be the case that money is the barrier that prevents them from doing so.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: I know that the Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, my hon. Friend the Member for Reading East (Mr Wilson), who has responsibility for civil society, has had discussions with the hon. Lady about precisely that point. We are looking at mentoring programmes and, of course, the #iwill programme is an important part of making sure that there are places for young people to...

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: My hon. Friend will know that the National Audit Office is responsible for looking at value for money. Of course we will look at the findings of each year’s report to make an assessment of value for money. Following an amendment in the House of Lords, the trust must also notify the Government of any police investigation into an allegation of criminal activity that could have serious...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Update on the government’s consultation: ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation’ (11 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: The consultation ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its implementation’ closed on 10 January after running for ten weeks. We know there is a significant level of interest in the consultation and we are grateful for all the responses submitted. The total number of individual responses to the consultation received is estimated to be over 140,000 and a petition estimated to have over 130,000...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Update Regarding Proposed Merger of 21st Century Fox and Sky (10 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: Sky PLC announced on Friday 9 December that it had received an approach from 21st Century Fox Inc to acquire the 61% share of Sky PLC which it does not already own and I made a statement on 20 December about the proposed merger and the process that would need to be followed. 21st Century Fox have been in contact with my officials and have confirmed that they intend to notify the proposed...

Sky: 21ST Century Fox Takeover Bid (20 Dec 2016)

Karen Bradley: As hon. and right hon. Members know, Sky plc announced on Friday 9 December that it had received an approach from 21st Century Fox Inc. to acquire the 61% of shares in Sky plc that it does not already own. The Minister for Digital and Culture, my right hon. Friend the Member for West Suffolk (Matt Hancock), made a statement on 12 December about the proposed bid and the process that would...

Sky: 21ST Century Fox Takeover Bid (20 Dec 2016)

Karen Bradley: I do not for one second underestimate the huge public and parliamentary interest in this proposed merger, nor the importance of the issue to the parties concerned. But I must ensure, given my quasi-judicial role, that I protect the integrity of the process and ensure that, as and when a formal notification is given—if it is—it is properly considered. I will be making no further...

Sky: 21ST Century Fox Takeover Bid (20 Dec 2016)

Karen Bradley: My right hon. Friend has significant interest in this area, having been an exceptionally good predecessor for me, but will, I know, understand the position I am in and that I cannot comment.


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