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es­tab­lishes the Trans­port Sec­re­tary’s role in law and en­sures rail pas­sen­gers re­ceive a level of ser­vice that is ex­pected of schools, the NHS and so on.

That’s why I agree with Tim...

THERE IS a con­sen­sus grow­ing that is­sues likes au­toma­tion will have a far greater im­pact on the econ­omy than Brexit.

Chan­cel­lor Philip Ham­mond said as much at the Tory con­fer­ence. The North­ern Pow­er­house Part­ner­ship has been ad­vanc­ing the skills agenda. And the Cen­tre for Cities think-tank warned this week that this re­gion’s cities lag be­hind Lon­don and the South East when it comes to school stu­dents ac­cru­ing rel­e­vant qualifications.

It’s all the more per­plex­ing, there­fore, that Min­is­ters from the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion spend more time in schools in Lon­don, and the Home Coun­ties, than the North, ac­cord­ing to statis­tics ob­tained by Barns­ley MP Stephanie Pea­cock, a for­mer teacher.

Re­veal­ing that ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ters

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