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Department for Education

Part of Supplementary Estimate 2018-19 – in the House of Commons at 2:53 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 2:53 pm, 26th February 2019

I did a survey just before and after the 2017 general election. Out of 103 schools in Coventry, 102 were finding increases in class sizes. The cuts measured pupil by pupil amounted to £295. We had a debate yesterday about sex education in schools. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is another burden being loaded on to our schools? We have a situation in Coventry where schools badly need additional funding regardless of what the Government were going to allow because they are starting from a very low basis. In other words, the Government owe education £3.5 billion, despite the fact that they put in £1.5 billion.