Category Archives: Youth Issues

Please help small businesses to take on Apprentices


On Friday an MP raised a question with the Minister responsible for setting out the apprenticeship scheme. His question was about how many apprenticeships had taken place within their department. The current Minister has been in place for a year … Continue reading

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A lot has changed in the last 35 years


Last night when we got home from the garden of one of our good friends, where we were able to enjoy a fantastic BBQ we switched on the TV and watched a programme that reflected what happened 35 years ago … Continue reading

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“particularly smaller businesses” is clearly a current theme


It is always fascinating to see phrases that appear in Parliament on numerous occasions as clearly this indicates that someone or some people have got an idea that they are keen to work on. Providing the phrase is positive, the … Continue reading

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Small and Micro Businesses need linking to the Government


Our Government must now start to pay serious attention to Small and Micro businesses as we seek to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown period. The prospect of these businesses assisting in recovery is very clear as the … Continue reading

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Educational and School support is lacking from the Government


Yesterday in Parliament there was a brief discussion under the headline of Educational Disadvantage: Covid-19 and two of the elements that arose were rather disappointing. One was a request by an MP who represents the the constituency of Ashfield in … Continue reading

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Primary School pupils need more from the Teaching Minister


The MP from Durham City, Mary Foy raised this question in written format which got answered by Nick Gibb on Friday. The first few words are here and no one would disagree with them but they don’t answer the question … Continue reading

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Who is accountable for such a poor answer on School protection?


The Parliamentary Liaison Committee met on Wednesday for the first time for twelve months and it involved two consistent people throughout the 90 minute session with a small group of others who made short contributions throughout. The Chairperson and the … Continue reading

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We need to find new ways of communicating with our nation


The Government had claimed to be paying attention to SAGE for some time and passing that information onto us via their evening presentations. Unfortunately this all went badly wrong a few days ago when the catastrophic story of one of … Continue reading

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Will your review your position? Its up to the Prime Minister!


The presentation yesterday by Dominic Cummings in the back garden of No10 Downing Street was fascinating and frustrating in equal aspects. So what is clear and easy to understand is that he was the first and possibly the last SpAd … Continue reading

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A great online source for Sussex residents aged 13-25


Earlier this month two very significant Sussex agencies published this website for many of the young people in our area to use which is designed to help their mental wellbeing. There is a very good reason for this to have … Continue reading

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