Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 3:22 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party 3:22 pm, 3rd July 2018

I gently say to the right hon. Gentleman that he is very welcome to come to Harrow, and I would be very happy to organise a roundtable for him with headteachers of primary schools and secondary schools, because the experience that he describes is not the one that they have to face on a daily basis in managing their funding needs. He is sitting next to his colleague, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, who I was glad to meet to discuss the funding needs of a sixth-form college that faces significant additional financial pressures.

More funding needs to be put into the school education system. Harrow needs it and every other school needs it—