School Funding — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 24th October 2018.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans 9:30 am, 24th October 2018

I cannot comment on the campaign groups; I am commenting on what the headteachers in St Albans said, and no one used the words “deceptive” or “dishonest.” The purpose of my being here today is to ensure that there is a degree of clarity about where the funding goes. The headline is that we are putting more into schools—and we are—but the reality on the ground is that teachers face undue pressures. I want to highlight that. I cannot accept anyone’s use of inappropriate language—that is not fair on either side of the argument. We must be respectful of the pressures faced by the schools and by the Minister.