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Cuts to education funding

EDM (Early Day Motion) 829: tabled on 02 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the campaigning work of Eleanor Falshaw, Joseph Stevens and Ben Taylor, three young people from the Hemsworth constituency, who have been raising awareness about the impact of education cuts; notes the significance of the figures they have uncovered which reveal that social mobility in Hemsworth constituency is the 4th worst in the whole of England and 32nd worst for education, skills and training deprivation, demonstrating the impact of government cuts such as the £18.6m cut in education funding Wakefield District has received since 2010 equating to a loss of £390 per pupil; further notes that Hemsworth is the 111th most deprived constituency on the Index of Multiple Deprivations and yet, since 2010, Wakefield Council has lost £41.97million as a whole, equating to £407.61 per household; highlights that in addition to this, further education has suffered a 21% cut in funding since 2010, kicking away a vital lifeline for many students to get the education they need; notes that the Government’s A-level, GCSE and BTEC fiasco has highlighted how education has been divided along class lines in our society; and therefore calls on the Government to invest properly in schools, post-16 education and youth services in communities with high levels of deprivation.