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 Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 4:23 pm, 13th November 2018

The Secretary of State will be aware that there are pressures on all authorities in providing for children with special needs and disabilities. The cabinet member for education in Durham, Olwyn Gunn, has written to the Secretary of State highlighting the plight of Durham, which had a £4.7 million overspend last year and is projected to spend even more this year. What is the Secretary of State doing to help authorities tackle the demand that many are now facing in providing for special educational needs?