Education Funding: Wirral

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 6:18 pm on 31st October 2017.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education) 6:18 pm, 31st October 2017

I am happy to write to the right hon. Gentleman, but these issues are being considered as we speak.

Given the significance of this reform, it was vital that we took into account as many views as possible, and the consultation process generated over 26,000 individual responses and responses from representative organisations, and we considered all of those views. The existing system is out of date. It is based on data and decisions from over a decade ago. Funding for each area has been determined by simply rolling forward the previous years’ allocation, adjusting only for changes in the total number of pupils in each area and ignoring all the other changes.