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MP's to take evidence on the Spending Review settlement

17 November 2010

The Education Committee will hold an oral evidence session on the Spending Review settlement for the Department for Education on Tuesday 23 November at 9.30am in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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Education Committee

This session will examine changes to school and non-school budgets and to local authority funding, the principle of greater service delivery through the voluntary and community sectors, and policy changes, including the introduction of a pupil premium and abolition of the education maintenance allowance.

A further oral evidence session with the Secretary of State for Education and the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education will be announced in due course.



At 9.30 am

  • Matt Dunkley, Director of Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council, and Vice President, Association of Directors Children’s Services;
  • Hazel Cunningham, Assistant Director, Resources, Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council;
  • Debbie Jones, Director of Children’s Services, Lambeth Borough Council, and Chair of Association of Directors of Children’s Services’ Resources and Sustainability Policy Committee; and
  • Farrukh Akbar, Divisional Director, Resources and Strategy, Children’s Services, Lambeth Borough Council

At 10.15 am (approx.)

  • Martin Narey, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s;
  • David Seward, Chief Executive, Berkshire Association of Clubs for Young People; and
  • Bernadette Duffy OBE, Head, Thomas Coram Children’s Centre, Camden

At 11.00am (approx.)

  • Martin Tune, Head, Bonner Primary School, Tower Hamlets;
  • Tony Withell, Headteacher, Wootton Upper School;
  • Sally Coates, Head, Burlington Danes Academy, Hammersmith and Fulham; and
  • Dave Linnell OBE, Chief Executive and Principal, Cornwall College