3 March 2022
MP seeks debate in House of Commons on Malvern Hills College

Harriett Baldwin calls for a debate on Malvern Hills College which has not reopened since the pandemic and whose owner, Warwickshire College Group, is refusing mediation.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

With everything that is going on in the world, I wonder if the Leader of the House could still find time for a debate on Malvern Hills College. It was taken over by Warwickshire College Group in 2016. There is an education covenant on the site. It was closed during the pandemic and it has not reopened. It appears that Warwickshire College Group is trying to flog the site to the highest bidder and is refusing mediation. Can the Leader of the House find time for a debate on this matter, which matters so much to my constituents?

Mark Spencer (The Leader of the House of Commons)

My hon. Friend is right to draw attention to this issue. I am sorry to hear of the challenges that Malvern Hills College is facing. I know that she is a champion in her constituency for the next generation and their right to be educated at great establishments. There is an opportunity for her on 14 March at Education questions. I am sure she will be here to ask the Secretary of State directly what he can do to assist.