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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:46 am, 30th March 2017

The hon. Lady refers to the new funding formula, which is the subject of a consultation. The Secretary of State for Education will set out her proposals in due course. It is hard to defend the current system, under which comparable schools with comparable catchment areas but in different parts of the country can receive startlingly different sums of money per pupil simply because of their geography.