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

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education

My hon. Friend is entirely correct: the Catholic Education Service is a very important provider of education in our country, alongside the Church of England and other denominational groups. I am pleased to be able to confirm that we have approved in principle a new voluntary-aided school in the last couple of weeks; it is the first for some time.