26 April 2023
Harriett Baldwin calls on PM to back community-led rescue bid for Malvern Hill College

Harriett Baldwin asks the Prime Minister to back a negotiated sale of Malvern Hill College and to stop the Warwickshire College Group from using public money to take Malvern Hills District Council to court.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Q9. Will the Prime Minister back our local plans to reopen our much-loved Malvern Hills College, and does he agree that Warwickshire College Group should negotiate the sale in good faith and not resort to using public money to sue our district council? (904692)

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

I thank my hon. Friend for raising this issue. I of course recognise the valuable work that all colleges do in meeting local skills needs, and very much welcome local community groups working together to address gaps, as her local area is doing. My understanding is that my right hon. Friend the Education Secretary is in discussions with the college, and I know that my hon. Friend will continue making representations to her.