Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee 4:02 pm, 3rd July 2018

The hon. Gentleman is speaking eloquently about the benefits of having an opportunity area in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Does he not find it surprising that Her Majesty’s Government have seen fit not to have a single opportunity area in the north-east?