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Quality of early years education up for debate in the Lords

1 December 2023

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Members of the House of Lords discussed the importance of good quality early years education provision and environments, particualrly since the Covid-19 pandemic, in a debate on Thursday 30 November.


The topic was put forward by Baroness Andrews (Labour), former trustee of Kids in Museums and the National Literary Trust.

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

Contributing members

Members speaking in the debate included:

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Minister for the School System in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.

Catch up

Watch and read the debate  

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

Further information

Find out more about the issues to be discussed in the House of Lords Library briefing.

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