The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 2 June 2021.
This announcement makes a mockery of the Prime Minister’s claim that education is a priority.
His own education recovery commissioner has all but said this plan is insufficient. Sir Kevan Collins told Ministers that 10 times this level of investment was needed to help children recover.
Labour has set out a bold plan that will provide new opportunities for all children to play, learn and develop post-pandemic. The Government has let down children and families over the last year and the last decade and is set to do so again.