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Contribution of higher education to national growth debated in the Lords

8 March 2024

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On Thursday 7 March, members of the House of Lords debated the contribution of higher education to national growth, productivity and levelling-up.

Debate

Lord Blunkett (Labour), former education and employment secretary, 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

Contributing members included:

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Minister for the School System and Student Finance, responded on behalf of the government.

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