Children’s Education Recovery and Childcare Costs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:12 pm on 7th June 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education 4:12 pm, 7th June 2022

My hon. Friend raises an important point, not least because, throughout the pandemic, we saw vast quantities—billions of pounds—of Government waste, with personal protective equipment literally burnt because the Government had failed to deliver what was necessary. Money was lost to fraud and money was lost in waste. We take our responsibilities on public spending incredibly seriously.