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Education: Business

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he plans to take to encourage businesses to assist in the education of children. (194173)

The Secretary of State recognises the significant contribution that business can make to young peoples' achievements and aspirations and encourages schools and colleges to build meaningful partnerships with employers in a wide range of areas.

The National Council for Educational Excellence is considering how businesses can contribute more to achieving educational excellence and will report to the Prime Minister in the summer.