Low-Performing Areas: Education Funding

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

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Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Education) 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

I was sorry to hear about the Minister for Higher and Further Education, Michelle Donelan, and I wish her a speedy recovery.

I am sure that Members on both sides of the House will join me in wishing all the young people throughout the United Kingdom who are currently sitting their national exams the best of success.

The Secretary of State has praised private schools, including Eton, for building free schools in places such as Oldham, which, according to him, need that investment in education. Can he confirm that it is now Government policy to rely on private school investment where Government funds have been lacking?