Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for fairer education funding for Gloucestershire

30th January 2019

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown highlights the unfair distribution of education spending and in particular the difference between the highest-spending local authority and one of the lower-spending local authorities such as Gloucestershire.

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, my neighbour, for giving way, and I have a lot of sympathy with the people he is quoting. Does he agree that we are spending a record amount on education, but the distribution system is totally unfair, and the difference between the highest-spending local authority and one of the lower-spending local authorities, such as Gloucestershire, is completely unfair?

It is unfair. I will outline my own views on that; as someone who supported the f40 group for a long time, as did the hon. Gentleman and other hon. Members, I think we have a distribution problem as well as a problem of how much money is in the pot.



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