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Apprenticeships and Skills Policy — [Sir David Amess in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:48 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education) 3:48 pm, 8th January 2019

I am grateful. The Minister mentions the skills advisory panels; the reason why we need them is that in the previous Parliament the Government abolished the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Does the Minister regret that the commission is no longer there to give the Department a holistic view?