- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Uncategorized
Mike Hedges welcomes news that Government Statistics prove that there is NOT a funding gap for Education in Wales Compared with England.
‘I welcome this information that confirms Education spending in Wales was 8% higher in Wales than in England; this information from the UK Government Statistics Dept. disproves claims that Wales has less money spent on Education than England. The reverse is the case.
I am particularly pleased that this extra spending in Wales has provided extra Pupil Deprivation Grant money for local schools and money for the rebuilding of Morriston Comprehensive, Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive, Burlais Primary and Lon Las Welsh Medium School.
According to the Treasury’s own recently published PESA figures, spending per head on education in Wales in 2013-14 was 8% higher than it was in England
Wales Labour Govnt have delivered on our commitment to protect schools funding by 1% above the money we get form Westminster. This has meant an additional £100m has been made available for Welsh schools in this Assembly term.
Wales Labour government have committed to raising the Pupil Deprivation Grant to £1,150 by 2016 as well as extending it to the under 5’s
Wales Labour government have committed £20m per year to a new Schools Challenge Cymru programme
Wales Labour Government have committed £1.4bn of capital investment through our 21st Century Schools programme.