Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Education

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Nadhim Zahawi MP, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education on 10 Sep 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"I have a number of autistic children in my constituency who are unable to access proper education. I have a six-year-old who can only attend one hour a day. I have another who can only attend a classroom with 30 children and the nearest provision is 20 miles away. When I speak to heads, they want to provide support, but they do not have the funding for SEND. When will the Secretary of State ensure that children with autism can get ring-fenced funding and schools can provide properly for them?"
Nadhim Zahawi MP, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education
"High-needs funding for children and young people with complex special educational needs, including those with autism, is £6 billion this year—the highest it has ever been—and an increase from £5 billion in 2013. We have increased overall funding allocations to local authorities for high needs by £130 million in 2017-18 and £142 million in 2018-19, and we will increase this further, by £120 million, in 2019-20."

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