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SCHOOL FUNDING IN THE NORTH EAST

EDM (Early Day Motion) 963: tabled on 22 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets that local authorities across the North East of England are set to lose more than an estimated £119 million in school funding in real terms by 2020, equivalent to the loss of 3,203 teachers; notes that this reduction is due to a failure to increase funding per pupil in line with school costs; further notes that the National Audit Office estimates that schools across the country will face a £3 billion funding gap due to reductions in real terms spending and increases in cost pressures by 2020; notes that 72 per cent of school leaders state that their budgets will be unsustainable by 2019 under current projections; and calls on the Government to ensure that schools across the region and across the country are given sufficient funding to provide high-quality education for all pupils.