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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 717: debated on Monday 27 June 2022

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 27 June 2022

Education

Children's Education Recovery and Childcare Costs

The following are extracts from the Opposition day debate on Children’s Education Recovery and Childcare Costs on 7 June 2022.

Of the £5 billion, what proportion will be swallowed up by the inflation in costs of energy for schools, rather than being spent on teachers?

The answer is none, because the £5 billion for recovery is on top of the additional funding that we are putting into schools: the £4 billion coming in for this academic year and the £7 billion over the course of the spending review period. The £5 billion is a targeted intervention specifically for recovery. I will break it down in a little more detail. It includes £1.5 billion for tutoring in schools and colleges, with which we will provide 100 million hours of tuition for five to 19-year-olds by 2024.

[Official Report, 7 June 2022, Vol. 715, c. 737.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for School Standards, the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr Walker):

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West).

The correct information should have been:

The £5 billion is a targeted intervention specifically for recovery. I will break it down in a little more detail. It includes £1.5 billion for tutoring in schools and colleges, with which we will provide up to 100 million hours of tuition for five to 19-year-olds by 2024.

We have also introduced tax-free childcare, which provides working parents with up to £2,000 of support to help with childcare costs for children under the age of 12. With universal credit, parents can claim back 85% of eligible childcare costs, compared with 70% under the old system.

[Official Report, 7 June 2022, Vol. 715, c. 745.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for School Standards:

An error has been identified in my speech.

The correct information should have been:

We have also introduced tax-free childcare, which provides working parents with up to £2,000 of support to help with childcare costs for children under the age of 12. With universal credit, parents can claim back up to 85% of eligible childcare costs, compared with 70% under the old system.