School Budgets

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle

I add my congratulations to you, Mr Speaker. I hope that you get your testimonial.

Broad Oak School in my constituency is under threat of closure. It is heavily dependent on its pupil ratio, but the number of pupils it has is down by about 60%. The wider area is down by 20%. What more can the Department do to encourage local authorities to make sure that we build the homes in the areas where we have falling rolls at schools?