Catch-up Premium — 15 Jun 2021 at 15:54
That the following papers be provided by HM Treasury to the Public Accounts Committee: all papers, correspondence and advice including emails and text messages, from 3 February 2021 up to and including 2 June 2021, to and between Treasury Ministers, senior officials and Special Advisers relating to consideration of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the proposals made by the then Education Recovery Commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins, in particular such correspondence relating to the evaluation of the draft report which he produced and submitted to Government on the investment and services needed to ensure children’s education recovers from the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on their learning and development, a copy of that report, and all copies of minutes and papers relating to decisions taken by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other Treasury Ministers, in respect of that report.
“A half-hearted approach risks failing hundreds of thousands of pupils. The support announced so far does not come close to meeting the scale of the challenge and is why I have no option but to resign.”
“warm words and hot indignation”,
“the Government are getting on with the challenging job of tackling the pandemic, keeping our economy alive, supporting people’s incomes, supporting the NHS and our doctors and nurses, vaccinating the nation, and providing education and support to 8 million children and young people.”-[Official Report, 9 June 2021; Vol. 696, c. 967.]
“all papers, correspondence and advice”
“governments, like any other organisations, need to be able to debate, discuss and decide issues with a reasonable level of confidentiality. This is not mildly important. It is of the essence. Without the confidentiality, people are inhibited and the consideration of options is limited in a way that isn’t conducive to good decision-making.”
“This is not mildly important. It is of the essence.”
“making efforts to attract the poorest children in their neighbourhoods”
“should include at least one headteacher who has led a school with high numbers of poorer pupils.”
“betrays an undervaluation of the importance of education”.
“I do not believe it will be possible to deliver a successful recovery without significantly greater support than the government has to date indicated it intends to provide.”
“I’m afraid there is no money”
“become increasingly disillusioned by a persistent lack of effective and credible leadership emanating from the Department for Education.”
“the settlement provided will define the international standing of England’s education system for years to come.”
“risks failing hundreds of thousands of pupils”,
“Education is one of the best opportunities”-[Official Report, 9 June 2021; Vol. 696, c. 981.]-
“Even before COVID there was a huge gap between disadvantaged pupils and those who were better off. Some of that is kids who have educational, care and health needs plans and some is kids in poor quality housing, have parents working two jobs and don’t have the same opportunities to help them all the time.”
“is too narrow, too small and will be delivered too slowly.”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||352 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.3%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||98.5%|