Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 3:56 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee 3:56 pm, 3rd July 2018

The argument about the size of the cake is pertinent. Almost 140,000 more children have joined the system over the past 12 months. That means 140,000 more children to eat the cake, so we need a bigger cake.