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 David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2:53 pm, 3rd July 2018

The right hon. Gentleman is being generous in giving way. Does he accept—I hope the Education Committee will look at this—that there are particular problems with the national funding formula for special schools? Those schools are hit in two ways. First, the special schools budget has been conflated with the overall budget, which is causing some difficulties. Secondly, they are also taking students with much more profound difficulties, for which they are not necessarily being funded in the way they need to be. Will he look into that?