Children with Higher Needs: Stoke-on-Trent

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

I met the Children’s Commissioner last week, and discussed this issue among many others. We welcome her report. However, I remind the hon. Gentleman that the Government are spending £7 billion on special educational needs, and are adding an additional £700 million. That is part of the extra £14 billion that we are spending over three years, and I think that it is to be welcomed.[This section has been corrected on 25 September 2019, column 7MC — read correction]