Independent School Fees: VAT

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:19 pm on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Brendan Clarke-Smith Brendan Clarke-Smith Conservative, Bassetlaw 5:19, 21 February 2024

I am very blessed to have two excellent independent schools in my constituency, Worksop College and Ranby House, and I speak as a former head of an independent school myself. We also have some excellent state schools at the Outwood Grange Academies Trust that give outstanding opportunities to local pupils. Does the Minister agree that the knock-on effect of this is not spoken about enough? Labour is actually adding to the capacity problems and neglecting the state sector in what it is doing to the independent sector.