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Part of Education – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

We certainly recognise the pressures that some schools may face and we have been giving them the autonomy to agree individual contracts with suppliers and caterers using their increased core funding. As the Secretary of State set out, that funding has gone up by £4 billion in 2022-23 alone, which is a 7% cash increase, but of course, given the importance of the issue, I keep a watchful eye.