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Schools: Academies — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 3rd March 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton Labour 2:45 pm, 3rd March 2015

In the light of the reply he gave to my noble friend, would the Minister be prepared to state that the Government’s policy should be and is that any pupil or student—of any age, whether sixth-former or primary school pupil—is entitled to have an equivalent amount of money spent on their education, unless there is a special allocation because of special needs? Government Ministers lambast local authority maintained schools, including some church schools, for not spending money and yet claim that academies have this right.