Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Despite the best efforts of local authority inclusion officers, there continues to be a crisis in the education of Traveller children, with around a third of Traveller children in my area not getting a proper education. The planning system has to bear some responsibility for that. As the Department reviews this policy, will it look at a more integrated approach where children generally go to school on a regular basis and get a better education? Will that be factored in to future planning policy as the Department reviews this area?