Special Educational Needs — [Geraint Davies in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:14 am on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives 10:14 am, 20th March 2019

No, honestly, I am not going to give way. I have seen difficult situations and the real challenges that children, parents and teachers face. We have a decision to make, as a Government and as hon. Members. I believe we are failing children with special educational needs. We have a cohort of people who have their whole life ahead of them, and it is for us to ensure that they have a full life. If we get SEND provision wrong, they will have a whole lifetime of missed opportunities. If we get it right, they will have life chances and opportunity. It is urgent that we get the money where it is needed, right now.