Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Funding

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 12th February 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 2:30 pm, 12th February 2019

My right hon. Friend is right that the situation for Kingston is the worst of any London borough. We are spending more than 40% above our allocation, with a potential knock-on to the budgets of schools across the board, and potentially even the solvency of the local authority. Given how serious that is, does he agree that Ministers need to take action now and that we need to talk to the Department of Health and Social Care? The health service is often not paying for the health part of EHCPs.