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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:37 pm, 27th January 2021

In Greater Manchester, there are 20,000 pupils out of schools and with no decent access to online learning. Can the Prime Minister assure me that the £300 million that he has just announced in catch-up and tutoring money will be targeted at areas like Greater Manchester, where pupils have suffered disproportionately because of deprivation and because of high rates of infections that cause multiple periods of isolation, keeping them off school?