Schools and Colleges: Qualification Results and Full Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South 4:52 pm, 1st September 2020

Schools across the country could be spending hundreds of millions of pounds to meet the costs of covid-19. With budgets already at breaking point, many will have to cut spending in other areas, such as support for disadvantaged students, in order to afford these costs. To ensure that no child is left behind, will the Secretary of State confirm that the Government could meet the full costs of making schools covid-secure and ensuring that they can return safely?