Minister of State, Department for Education, Matthew Hancock, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5 March 2014 on the Vocational Qualifications Reform Plan. Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills Minister, Liam Byrne, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition
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