Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

f women – up to 208 from 191 in the last Parliament, but still only 32 per cent of the total Getty Images The number of state-educated MPs sitting in the House of Commons has risen to a record high, new data has revealed. MPs educated at comprehensive schools now make up 51 per cent of the Commons – the highest number since Sutton Trust began recording figures. The report by the social mobility think-tank found 29 per cent of MPs in 2017’s Parliament were privately educated, while 18 per…

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Immigrants Must Take English Classes, Say MPs

Immigrants Must Take English Classes, Say MPs

THE ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP (APPG) on Social Integration yesterday launched its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. The cross party group of MPs and peers calls for: ● The Government to look at introducing a regionally-led immigration system with region-specific visas based on the Canadian model; ● Immigrants to be required to learn English before coming to live in the UK, or be enrolled in compulsory classes when they arrive; ● A new national Government strategy for the integration of immigrants that…

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