UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Teather: We're delivering on promise to give every child a fair start

Press Release   •   Oct 21, 2010 12:43 BST

"The Spending Review shows that Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander, and the Liberal Democrats across government are delivering on their promises to give every child a fair start."

Commenting on today's Comprehensive Spending Review Children's Minister Sarah Teather said:

"Today’s Comprehensive Spending Review contains some very difficult decisions. But it shows the character of this coalition government that, while making these difficult decisions, we have done everything we can to protect frontline services, help the most disadvantaged and accelerate social mobility.

"Education is the engine of social mobility. That is why we made manifesto commitments to extend early years education for all and provide extra funding for a Pupil Premium for every disadvantaged child. Today we delivered on both of these pledges and the schools budget will now increase in real terms in each year of this government.

"The Spending Review shows that Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander, and the Liberal Democrats across government are delivering on their promises to give every child a fair start."