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How much education will £50 recover?

June 8, 2021 9:01 PM

Munira Wilson MP, Lib Dem spokesperson on Health and Social Care, challenged the meagre government plan to help children catch up on missed education from the pandemic.

Munira Wilson

In a debate she asked the minister, Gavin Williamson:

"Anne Longfield, the former highly respected children's commissioner, said in her final speech this year that there is an "institutional bias against children" in this Government, especially in the Treasury.

"Does the paltry education recovery package that has been announced, and the rejection of the ambitious plan put forward by the Prime Minister's hand-picked adviser, prove that Anne Longfield was absolutely right?"

Afterwards she tweeted it with this comment: "The Govt is failing an entire generation through its paltry £50 per head offering to help catch up on months of education lost due to Covid-19 I challenged Gavin Williamson on the Govt's record to act in the best interest of children and young people"

The Govt is failing an entire generation through its paltry £50 per head offering to help catch up on months of education lost due to Covid-19

I challenged @GavinWilliamson on the Govt's record to act in the best interest of children and young people pic.twitter.com/Y3BcjuM4c0

- Munira Wilson MP (@munirawilson) June 8, 2021