Education Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:04 pm on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Conservative, Maldon 6:04 pm, 3rd September 2019

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many good schools, such as William de Ferrers School in my constituency, had made heroic efforts to find savings in recent years in order to eliminate budget deficits, and were now, very reluctantly, having to consider increasing class sizes and dropping subjects? May I therefore thank him for recognising the need for extra funds? Will he confirm that in areas such as mine where substantial development is taking place, these funds will allow pupils who are moving into the constituency to enjoy a good education?