Sir Peter Lampl was quoted by Jim Pickard of the Financial Times in his online coverage of the resignation of Alan Milburn and his social mobility commissioners.
Theresa May has suffered a blow to her attempts to forge a more inclusive Tory government after all four members of her Social Mobility Commission quit on Sunday.
Sir Peter Lampl, founder of the Sutton Trust, said the resignation was a “sad indictment” of the prospects for improved social mobility.
“It is vital that the Prime Minister renews the commitment she gave in her first statement in Downing Street to ensure that life chances are not determined by social background,” he said. “Social mobility has fallen back and we need to make sure that every young person has the chance to fulfil their potential and get on in life.”