Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 4:20 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 4:20 pm, 3rd July 2018

Since the introduction of the new code of practice, there has been a significant increase in the number of pupils eligible to access special educational needs funding, but no proportionate increase in funding from central Government. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government need to examine pressures on SEN budgets as part of their spending review, to help struggling local authorities such as Cheshire East Council, which is already anticipating a £2 million overspend this year alone?