School Funding — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:24 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow 5:24 pm, 4th March 2019

Does my hon. Friend agree with me that London’s education has been transformed thanks to investment by the previous Labour Government, but the cuts of £16 million in five years under the Conservative Government—including in constituencies such as mine, which has the highest child poverty rate in the country—make a mockery of the so-called fair funding formula as it does not take into account the deprivation indices facing our constituents? If the Government are serious about maintaining and improving education standards and making our education world class, they should continue to invest in all areas.