Peter Kyle – 2021 Comments on School Absence Rates in the North West

The comments made by Peter Kyle, the Shadow Minister for Schools, on 8 June 2021.

Today’s shocking new data demonstrates the government once again failing to keep our children learning in school, with those in the North West hit the hardest.

Over the last year the Conservatives have ignored Labour’s calls for Covid security measures in schools – from proper testing to Nightingale classrooms, and the resources to make schools COVID-secure. Now it’s children and families in the North West who are paying the price.