Spending Round 2019

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Independent, Putney 1:43 pm, 4th September 2019

The real revolution that Britain needs is a revolution in social mobility and equality of opportunity. I welcome the announcement of investment in schools, but may I encourage the Chancellor to revisit investment in children’s services if he really wants to close the opportunity gap? May I also encourage him to look at reform closer to home, in his own Department? The Treasury is simply not fit for purpose when it comes to understanding how to invest in Britain’s biggest asset, which is its human capital—its people.