CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

EDUCATION – SCHOOL FUNDING – 17 July 2003

Dr Julian Lewis: Six long years after the Prime Minister promised to make education his top three priorities, can the Secretary of State [Charles Clarke] look you in the eye, Madam Deputy Speaker, and tell the House that that promise has been fulfilled – or even, Mr Speaker*, look you in the eye and tell the House that that promise has been fulfilled?

[*Deputy Speaker, Sylvia Heal, gave up the Chair to the Speaker himself in the middle of this Question!]