Heseltine: Industrial strategy should start in schools
Lord Heseltine says the UK's skills shortage is a serious problem - and if it was up to him he would start industrial strategy in primary schools.
He told MPs the UK would never be a world-beating economy unless young people were better educated.
And he called for "much bigger devolution to the people who know where the [failing] schools are".
On improving literacy and numeracy, he added: "We need it across the country and we need it yesterday."
The Conservative grandee, who was deputy prime minister in the 1990s and subsequently advised David Cameron on regional... read more
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