School Budgets

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 18th April 2017

The Government do recognise that schools, like other organisations, face additional costs, such as salary increases. That is why the Department for Education is supporting schools to become more efficient, including with over £1 billion of savings from better procurement by 2019-20. It is also worth pointing out that, by protecting the total schools budget in real terms, as pupil numbers increase, so will the amount of money in our schools.