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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2753: tabled on 01 October 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Parentkind's annual parent poll in 2019 shows 76 per cent of parents see the cost of sending children to school increasing; further notes that in addition to paying for school uniforms, many parents contribute to school funds, school clubs, trips and events; recognises that the poorest families are hit hardest by school funding pressures; is concerned at the disproportionate impact of sought donations upon parents of children eligible for free school meals; and calls on the Government to address and alleviate these pressures as a matter of urgency.