School Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 25th January 2017.

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Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole 5:18 pm, 25th January 2017

The point I am making about per pupil funding is one of fairness. If this were done on areas of deprivation or on an index of deprivation, I could look my constituents in the eye and say, “That is why you are receiving, on average, £2,000 per pupil less than you otherwise would”.