Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 2:53 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham 2:53 pm, 3rd July 2018

Surely we have to do both. Expanding grammar schools provides opportunities, and this expansion will particularly target those from disadvantaged backgrounds, which is a great idea in support of it, but we also need to do what my right hon. Friend says for other children. I hope that he, like me, would welcome more rapid progress on better and fairer funding for all our schools, because it is still very low in areas such as mine.