• Technical education doesn't need a review!

    The prime minister is talking up technical education, but doesn’t have the goods to back up her words, according to the former Labour skills minister David Lammy MP I agree with the prime minister in that the public debate on tertiary education has been dominated in the last few decades by higher education and universities,

    16.49 Feb. 19th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Fruity reception expected for Halfon's apples and pears

    Members of the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy could be forgiven for getting fruity with Robert Halfon – just over 24 hours after his apples and pears analogy for apprenticeships left MPs fuming. The FE minister is set to face his second set of tough questions on apprenticeship reforms this week, during a

    18.40 Nov. 1st, 2016 | News

  • Special Westminster debate on apprenticeship cuts tomorrow

    A special Westminster Hall debate called by campaigning MP David Lammy into FE Week’s exclusive revelations on apprenticeship funding cuts takes place tomorrow morning. The debate approved by the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee, which will run from 9.30am until 11am, will see apprenticeship and skills minister Robert Halfon answering tough questions on the

    16.47 Oct. 31st, 2016 | News

  • Parliamentary debate approved on ‘totally unacceptable’ apprenticeship cuts

    A parliamentary debate on the drastic funding cuts to apprenticeships proposed by the government and exposed by FE Week has been approved by the Backbench Business Committee. David Lammy MP put his case for the debate to the committee on October 11, in a move that gives a significant boost to FE Week’s #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign against the cuts. He called for

    11.20 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News

  • Commons debate request over funding cuts exposed by FE Week

    A backbench House of Commons debate has been called for by David Lammy MP over drastic funding cuts exposed by FE Week, which inspired our #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign. Mr Lammy (pictured above) has applied to the Backbench Business Committee to hold a three hour debate based on the findings of FE Week’s exclusive analysis, which showed

    11.25 Oct. 11th, 2016 | News