School Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 15th May 2003.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Opposition Whip (Commons) 4:54 pm, 15th May 2003

On a day in which another pensions fiasco has been announced, the Minister is indeed brave to focus on that point. Of course teachers' pensions should be properly funded, but the Minister must realise that the cost falls on schools, which need extra resources to fund it. The Government are not providing the money to meet an important teachers' need. That is the issue.