Education Funding: Wirral

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

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey 6:18 pm, 31st October 2017

The right hon. Gentleman is taking as his baseline this financial year, yet there have been real terms cuts in schools for the last two years, as I thought I had explained, so he is trying to claim that there has been an increase, when in fact he is discounting the cuts that have already happened. He knows that it is not an accurate way of talking about what happened. Why doesn’t he just admit it?