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PMQs: Keir Starmer says government ‘holding back a generation’ with schools catchup plan

Guardian, 09 Jun 2021
Keir Starmer said Boris Johnson's government is 'holding back a generation' with its post-coronavirus school catch-up plan. The £1.4bn announced for the post-pandemic catch-up programme for pupils in England is around a 10th of the £15bn total understood to have been recommended by the education recovery commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins. The Labour party is expected to put forward a motion for more funding for school children as Starmer said Johnson could claim to be on the side of deprived youth if he did not support the Collins plan

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