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Social Exclusion: Education and Employment

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

10. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment she has made of the correlation between educational qualifications and employment in developing proposals to tackle social exclusion. (125527)

Getting a job has an obvious and positive effect on life-chances and is an important means of tackling social exclusion. We also know that getting good educational qualifications is the best way of securing a job.

The Government have prioritised engagement with people who are not in education, employment or training because the correlation between good educational qualifications, employment and tackling social exclusion is such a strong one.