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Karen Buck MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Minister, responding to today’s NEET statistics, said:

"These figures, a jump of 100,000 young people not in education, employment or training since the 2010 General Election, show the Government is allowing the talents of too many young people to go to waste.

"Now more than ever, we need to ensure our young people have the right skills, experience and opportunities to progress in education or the workplace.

"But the prolonged double dip recession and the lack of support to help young people stay in education, or find work and training, is making that impossible."

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