Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:10 pm on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk 7:10 pm, 5th November 2019

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate, but before I make my point, may I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, for the first time on your appointment? I think you will be a brilliant arbiter in this Chamber.

To the hon. Gentleman, who is also my neighbour, may I just say that I, too, have cases in my constituency that are very challenging? Does he accept that underneath all of this is resource, that it is the long-term funding formula that has caused us to receive such a small allocation, and that by fixing that we actually have at least a chance to see significant increases in SEND funding in Suffolk?