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Schools: National Funding Formula

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:29 pm on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for Education 1:29 pm, 14th September 2017

Absolutely. In some areas we should be able to set politics aside and work broadly on what we think is the right solution for our country as a whole. That is exactly how I have tried to approach this issue. I have welcomed the engagement we have had from all parties, including some Labour MPs—I just hope that that can transfer steadily to the Labour Front-Bench team. Perhaps it would be helpful just to have some transparency with a simple confirmation from the Labour Front-Bench team as to whether they think this is a good funding formula. If they think it is not, they should be clear about whether they would rescind it should they get into power.