Anne Main highlights the importance of special needs funding for colleges

21st January 2019

Speaking in a debate on college funding, Anne Main highlights the matter of special needs funding citing the pressures faced by Oaklands College and the importance of being able to provide for people with particular needs to help them get their life back on track.

I am sorry that I cannot stay for the whole debate, but I am chairing a Committee later. The hon. Gentleman may mention it later in his speech, but I wanted to put on record the important matter of special needs funding. Oaklands College in my constituency has 200 pupils with special needs funding, and that puts huge pressure on the college. I am fully aware that there are cutbacks to be made, but sometimes services just have to be provided for people who have particular needs and need to get their life back on track.

I could not agree more with the hon. Lady, and I will come to that point in my speech.



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