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The influence of parents, places and poverty on educational attitudes and aspirations, 05/10/11 [E/NI/S/W]
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a study which challenges the view that low aspirations among young people and their families in disadvantaged areas explain their educational and work outcomes.

Truth about Youth Motion, 19/09/11 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 19 September 2011 by Sandra White (SNP) on the Truth About Youth Project.

Reform of post-16 education Consultation, 14/09/11 - 23/12/11 [S]
The Scottish Government is consulting on reform programme for post-16 education and training which will improve opportunities for young people and to better support jobs and growth. Consultation to 23 December 2011.

Young People and Politics Oral Question, 14/09/11 [E/NI/S/W]
Oral Question in the House of Lords on 14 September 2011 from Lord Roberts of Llandudno asking Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to encourage more young people to engage with democratic institutions.

Voting Age Written Answer, 12/09/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Kezia Dugdale's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it has the legal authority to conduct Scotland-wide referenda and, if so, whether it would consider allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in these.

Young Drivers Debate, 07/09/11 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 7 September 2011 MSPS debated young drivers. The motion for debate was lodged by David Stewart (Lab).

Voting Written Answer, 11/08/11 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 11 August 2011 in response to Lord Roberts of Llandudno's question asking Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to encourage more young people to vote in elections.

Young People Written Answer, 20/07/11 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 20 July 2011 in response to Lord Roberts of Llandudno's question asking Her Majesty's Government how they will encourage young people to vote, particularly those who have not expressed any interest in politics.

Votion Age Motion, 07/07/11 [E/NI/S/W]
Early Day Motion lodged in the House of Commons on 7 July 2011 by Stephen Williams (LD) on reducing the voting age to 16.

Voting Rights Written Answer, 04/07/11 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 4 July 2011 in response to Priti Panel's (Cons) question asking the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on Resolution 1826 (2011) of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe on the expansion of democracy by lowering the voting age to 16.