Children, Schools and Families Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 5:19 pm on 11th January 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 5:19 pm, 11th January 2010

This will be my last intervention, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

To fund our guarantee for school leavers next September, the Chancellor allocated £650 million in the Budget and a further £200 million in the pre-Budget report. That extra funding means that I can give the guarantee that is enshrined in the Bill. We have seen time and time again that the hon. Gentleman cannot make that guarantee, because he is not allowed to. He has been told by his party's shadow Chancellor, Mr. Osborne, that in 2010-11 the budget will not increase but will be cut. That is the difference between us.

Embed this video

Copy and paste this code on your website