Education Funding

Part of EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice – in the House of Commons at 4:23 pm on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education 4:23 pm, 13th November 2018

I think I should make some progress. I have given way a number of times.

As I have said before, spending on education is in a different category from the spending of other Departments. It is about investment in our skills base, about bringing on the next generation, about social mobility, and about fulfilling the potential of all children. So it is right that this Government have prioritised education spending, and that our schools are receiving record investment. The total core schools and high needs budget, which was almost £41 billion last year, will reach a record £43.5 billion by 2020. That is thanks to an additional £1.3 billion put into core schools funding in July 2017 over and above the plans set out at the previous spending review.