To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 31 October 2018, Official Report, what the evidential basis is for the Prime Minister's statement that £1.4 billion of additional funding was committed to schools in this financial year.
5 November 2018
The core schools budget in 2017-18 was almost £41 billion. This budget rose to £42.4 billion in 2018-19. This means that in 2018-19, the department will be spending £1.4 billion more through the core schools budget than in 2017-18.