Education Funding

Part of EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice – in the House of Commons at 6:50 pm on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 6:50 pm, 13th November 2018

claimed to move the closure (Standing Order No. 36).

Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put.

Question agreed to.

Main Question put accordingly and agreed to.


That this House
notes the Institute for Fiscal Studies
finding that education spending as a share of national income has fallen from 5.8 per cent to 4.3 per cent since 2010, including funding cuts of over two thirds to Sure Start, of nearly a tenth to schools, of over a fifth to sixth forms, and of £3 billion to further and adult education;
further notes the Prime Minister’s statement that austerity is over;
endorses the Secretary of State for Education’s recent demand for billions more funding and welcomes his comments that there is a strong case for investment in the spending review but notes that the recent Budget provided only small capital projects;
offers its full support to the Secretary of State for Education in persuading the Chancellor of the Exchequer that education urgently needs new investment;
and calls on the Government to end austerity, not with little extras but by reversing all cuts to education funding.