Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:14 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of George Kerevan George Kerevan Scottish National Party, East Lothian 3:14 pm, 14th March 2017

I accept that proposition but, having spent 25 years of my life teaching in further education, I know that £300 million for the whole of England and Wales becomes a tiny amount when we drill down to all the individual institutions. Can the Government not confront reality? If we want the productivity levels of Germany, we should not be talking about £300 million; we should be talking about £30 billion. If the Government do not want to spend £30 billion, that is fine, but they should not pretend that small amounts of money somehow solve the problem.