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Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:16 am on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North 11:16 am, 13th March 2020

In Warrington, we have a number of community-led school uniform swap schemes to ease the burden on parents, particularly where they have children in different schools or children who seem to outgrow their uniform as quickly as they get it. Indeed, Warrington food bank also provides school uniforms to families who need them. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill would support such initiatives by making school uniform more affordable, not only for individual families but for the community schemes that support them, by ensuring branded items are kept to a minimum and generic items can be bulk-bought?