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 ask colleagues for forbearance: I have given way many times and do not want to try your patience too much, Madam Deputy Speaker, on the length of my speech. [Interruption.] Well, I believe we are having a debate.

Funding for the average primary school class of 27 this year is £132,000, which is £8,000 more in real terms than a decade ago. The same children will be funded at an average of £171,000 when they move to secondary school, a real-terms rise of £10,000 compared with a decade ago.