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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2004.

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Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills 11:30 am, 18th March 2004

My hon. Friend has done a tremendous job in campaigning for extra resources for constituencies such as his. I know that he welcomes the fact that an extra £940 per pupil per year is being spent on students in Barnsley—a higher rise than the national average. We believe that we have a fair system. We do not propose to make changes this year or next because we need the new system to bed down. We will look at it again in 2006–07.