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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central 12:00 am, 12th November 2018

I was pleased to see the Secretary of State arguing in the media recently for education funding to be a special case. Perhaps it was a shame that that came a week after the Budget rather than before it but, given that the Secretary of State recognises the very tight constraints on school budgets, does he share my regret, and the regret of many other people, about the phraseology used by the Chancellor when he talked of “little extras”?