This week I responded to the Government’s Queen's Speech on the topic of education, skills and training. In my speech I laid out my concerns about the growing rise of market forces in education and particularly the case of Burnley University Technical College, I said the following:
It is a pleasure to follow the moving and powerful speech from my hon. Friend Angela Rayner. I am really grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important debate. I was pleased to hear in the Queen’s Speech that the Government intend to deliver opportunity for all at every stage of life.