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Lords debates life chances of vulnerable teenagers

27 January 2023

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On Thursday 26 January, members of the House of Lords debated the Commission on Young Lives' report: 'Hidden in Plain Sight', published on 4 November 2022, and the life chances and educational prospects of vulnerable teenagers.


Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Labour), trustee and chair of disadvantaged persons charity Changing Lives, put forward the debate. 

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.     

Members speaking    

Members speaking in the debate included: 

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Minster for the School System and Student Finance in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.  

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Watch and read the debate   

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

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