School Funding — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 4:30 pm, 4th March 2019

My hon. Friend will share my concern about children in areas of high deprivation. They are already well behind the curve in terms of development; they were disadvantaged the day they were born. The education system can actually drag them out of poverty, but does she agree that this Government policy ensures that they are left in poverty?