Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:36 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park 6:36 pm, 14th March 2017

I quite agree that including schools in the apprenticeship levy is utterly absurd. The apprenticeship levy is supposed to raise money for training in employment. To levy it on schools, which are already providing excellent learning opportunities, is outrageous. I certainly agree to work with the right hon. Lady to investigate that further.

In conclusion, this Budget does not provide the best possible provision for education in this country and I urge the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to look again at their spending plans.