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MP seeks pledge on job opportunities for Doncaster residents after Brexit

CF_Brexit_Q_260617_close_up.JPGCaroline Flint challenged Prime Minister Theresa May this week to commit to ensuring that more Doncaster people are trained for local jobs after Brexit.

Questioning the Prime Minister after the latest EU summit, Ms Flint asked Theresa May:

“I certainly want to see the dilemma that those EU nationals working and living here are facing put to bed, so they can plan their futures with certainty.

“But I also know that my constituents who voted Leave wanted to see reform of free movement.  Can I ask the PM to pledge today to ensure that in the future more of my constituents will be trained to fulfil any vacancies  that are created by reform of free movement in both the public and private sector?

“And if the answerer to that request is “Yes”, will she commit to come back to this House to explain just how we are going to do that?”

The Prime Minister “Can I give her the assurance, I think it absolutely crucial in this country that we ensure young people are given the skills and training they need to be able to take up the vacancies and jobs, not just of today but of the future.”

Speaking after the exchange, Caroline Flint said:  “The Prime Minister must be left in no doubt how important it is that Doncaster has the workforce it needs to fill the new jobs and vacancies after we leave the European Union.

“In her reply, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of technical education.  I hope this will be matched by a commitment to a University Technical College for Doncaster.”

“At the election, I promised to support a Brexit deal that works for Doncaster and works for local people.  That must mean training and developing our own workforce and I will be holding the Government to account to ensure this happens.”


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