Latest news is that 95 MPs have now signed the EDM (488) which calls for a debate in parliament on the need for a Statutory Youth Service!
Pete Sims reports :
We’ve done well – but need to keep pushing those ones that haven’t yet signed. We can also ask Frontbenchers who can’t sign to make representations and show their support that way.
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In addition he tells us that a meeting has been secured with Tristram Hunt, the Shadow Education Secretary, to discuss the Labour Party’s avowed commitment to a statutory Youth Service. Arguing for open access, universal provision rooted in the heart of communities will be Pete Sims, Julie Hilling, Member of Parliament and former President of CYWU, Councillor Richard Dunbar and a Vice-President from the National Union of Students.
[…] the welcome ferment created by the tabling of the Early Days Motion 488 it is illuminating and sobering to look back upon the early days of state sponsored youth work. In […]