Damian Hinds, Conservative MP for East Hampshire, introduced a backbench business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 20 January 2011 on the subject of improving life chances for disadvantaged children.
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the debate.
Social mobility: missing an opportunity?
Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.