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Leitch Review

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the progress to date in implementing conclusions and recommendations of the report of the Leitch review of skills. (127482)

We welcomed the ambitions and recommendations of Lord Leitch’s report. It set a vital challenge to raise the UK’s skills to world class levels by 2020, which we cannot afford not to meet as a nation. Its key proposals include a demand-led system of skills supply, and the creation of an Employment and Skills Commission to scrutinise progress and make recommendations on further action, including legislation. We will publish an implementation plan to take forward this agenda in the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement.