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

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

A quarter of people in my constituency are now reported to be living in in-work poverty, so is it no wonder that I know of desperate families unable to pay for their children’s school uniforms? Will the Minister consider introducing a statutory duty for schools to prioritise cost considerations and value for money for parents when deciding uniform policy and a ban on compulsory branding if this means families incurring additional costs?