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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 12:12 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby 12:12 pm, 16th October 2019

Is not the truth that the proof of this policy pudding is in the eating, and that comes down to the reality of what parents and children see in their schools? In many schools in my Grimsby constituency there is now a policy of non-replacement of support staff. That means there is not enough support to go around for children with special educational needs, those working in offices and those doing lunchtime supervision. That is the reality of education in the country today.