Department for Education

Part of Estimates Day – in the House of Commons at 5:19 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 5:19 pm, 3rd July 2018

As the Minister knows, the Government had a manifesto commitment to remove the cap for faith schools, which they decided not to implement. However, they have promised to fund voluntary-aided faith schools 100%. Can he confirm that that pledge stands? What steps is he taking to ensure that money is forthcoming for new voluntary-aided faith schools?