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Education Reforms

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Balfour Jeremy Balfour Conservative

In his statement this time last year, the Deputy First Minister spoke of consensus building being at the heart of his approach following the shelving of the education bill. Given that we were open to working in consensus to pass the bill and given the many defeats on education that the Government has faced in this Parliament in the past year, does the Deputy First Minister now see that reforms should be implemented in the right way, which is through the democratic process of this Parliament?