Education Funding

Part of EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party 4:52 pm, 13th November 2018

My hon. Friend makes a good point. The key thing is that extra money needs to be found immediately for special needs provision, particularly high-end provision. Like Harrow Council, many local authorities—particularly in London, but clearly around the rest of the country—are profoundly worried about that. I suspect that the Secretary of State knows full well the scale of the pressures facing headteachers in this country. It would be good to hear from the Minister for School Standards in his winding-up speech what his Department will do about that in negotiations with the Treasury.