19 July 2010
Andrew Bridgen welcomes the pupil premium which will rectify the current situation where £600 more is spent per year on pupils in Leicester than in North West Leicestershire.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con): Does the hon. Lady think it is fair that in her constituency in Leicester, education is valued at £600 a year more per pupil than in my constituency, despite the fact that I have areas of severe deprivation in mine? Surely she will welcome the pupil premium, as it will rectify the problem.

Liz Kendall: I want all children to have the funding that is appropriate to their needs. In my constituency, we have very challenging areas, and we want and need support. I want it for the hon. Gentleman's constituents, too.

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