Wednesday 14 March 2018 / 2:01 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner responds to the UK Statistics Authority’s rebuke of the Education Secretary

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the UK Statistics Authority’s rebuke of the Education Secretary, said:

“Only yesterday the Secretary of State stressed the importance of honesty in our public debate, so it is deeply disappointing that he has repeated comments on school funding that have been disproven time and time again.

“This Government has cut funding to our schools for the first time in decades, yet they have the audacity to pretend that funding is increasing.

“The Secretary of State seems to need reminding that the mere repetition of a falsehood does not turn it into the truth.

“Only the next Labour Government will provide our schools with the investment in school spending they need, and increase per pupil funding in real terms.”