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Public invited to suggest issues for scrutiny in next Parliament

16 March 2015

Looking beyond the General Election, the outgoing Education Committee is calling on the public to say which issues related to Education and Children’s Services should be on the agenda for the new Education Committee in the next Parliament.

Chair's comments

Launching a report and a video reviewing the work done by Education Committee over the past five years, Graham Stuart, Chair of the Committee said today:

"Over the course of this Parliament we have looked at many different issues in the fields of Education and Children’s Services. We produced more than 30 reports and held nearly 200 evidence sessions as we sought to recommend changes to Government policy that would help close the gap between disadvantaged young people and their peers.

While we have driven real progress in areas such as the use of B&B accommodation for children in care and the reform of exams for 15 to 19 year-olds, there is still more to be done. That is why we are asking people to tweet their suggestions for key issues that our successor Committee should focus on in the next Parliament, using the hashtag #closethegap."

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