Rural Schools — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:46 pm on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart Conservative, Penrith and The Border 2:46 pm, 8th February 2012

I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. Perhaps I was not clear enough. The national average of school funding is £5,140 per pupil. Cumbria is in receipt of £4,840, so the point is exactly the one that he makes. If sparsely populated rural areas such as Cumbria are compared with urban areas, we receive less.