Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|7 Sep 2020, 4:39 p.m.||Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)||Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)|
Question to the Department for Education:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for SEND education in Country Durham.
Answered by Vicky Ford - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
We committed to supporting local authorities who have struggled with their high needs budgets. That is why we are putting £730 million into high needs nationally next year (2021-22), which represents a 10% increase; coming on top of the additional £780 million we have provided this year (2020-21), that means the high needs funding block will have increased by over £1.5 billion, or 24% in just 2 years. County Durham will receive £61.2 million this year, and for next year has a provisional allocation of £69.4 million, an £8.2 million increase. Provisional allocations for 2021-22 can be viewed at: