Orders of the Day — Public Services (East Midlands)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:03 pm on 29th January 1997.

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Photo of Mr Harry Barnes Mr Harry Barnes , North East Derbyshire 10:03 pm, 29th January 1997

In 1989, Derbyshire had a proud record of having generally smaller class sizes than any other shire county. In primary education, it was in second position, just behind Nottinghamshire. Now, it has larger class sizes than any other shire county. The same group of politicians are attempting to operate the same policies, but there is an external factor: the way in which the Government make the standard spending assessment.