[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Careers Guidance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:43 pm on 16th May 2013.

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Photo of Pat Glass Pat Glass Labour, North West Durham 1:43 pm, 16th May 2013

Finally, I remind the Minister that in an educational system that is becoming increasingly diverse, the need for good-quality, independent careers advice has never been greater. If it is not available, it will not be the young people who have access to good family networks, whose parents work in the professions and who have good contacts who will most lose out; it will be the young people who do not have those things, and who need good-quality advice—about what they do next for courses and where they go next for jobs—that currently is simply not available.