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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 Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee 3:54 pm, 26th February 2019

I have been in this House for eight and a half years. When I retired as deputy leader of Gateshead Council, it had an annual revenue account of £310 million, but now, eight and a half years later, it is down to £200 million despite the huge growth needs built into the system in Gateshead.