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Department for Education

Part of Supplementary Estimate 2018-19 – in the House of Commons at 3:54 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee 3:54 pm, 26th February 2019

One of the challenges is that, while this is a policy responsibility for the Department for Education, the funding goes through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and directly to local authorities. This is one of the instances in which the Government need to work together and not succumb to cost-shunting, where cuts in one area can have an impact on children’s achievement elsewhere.