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Departmental Research

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) terms of reference are and (b) timescale is of the review by the right hon. Member for Darlington into social mobility and elitist professions. (250512)

The panel's work will focus on identifying barriers to access to the professions and look at the contributions the professions, supported by Government where required, could make to widen access. The work will not touch on aspects of social mobility covered elsewhere in the New Opportunities White Paper, and will not look at employment law, illegal discrimination, or wider issues of equality such as race or gender.

The panel is expected to report on its findings in the summer.