[John Robertson in the Chair] — Services for Young People

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:26 pm on 22nd March 2012.

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Photo of Neil Carmichael Neil Carmichael Conservative, Stroud 3:26 pm, 22nd March 2012

I thank my hon. Friend for that comment. She is absolutely right that people must be able to get to facilities. In constituencies such as hers and mine, where there are many villages, transport is a factor. My son is a member of Rodborough Eagles, a football team that does extraordinarily well. He is a much better footballer than I ever could have been because he is not flat-footed and is a really good defender. The key point is that he visits many different parts of my constituency, and I join him as often as I can. That football club is a youth service, and an option for him and his friends to enjoy, and is part of youth service provision. A variety of different services can be tapped into.