Education Committee to question Education Ministers Anne Milton and Nick Gibb on i) Fourth industrial revolution and ii) School and college funding – Wednesday 3rd April at 10am

Education Ministers Anne Milton and Nick Gibb will answer questions from the Education Committee during the final session for both the fourth industrial revolution and school and college funding inquiries. Members will have the opportunity to put to the Ministers points raised during the two inquiries.

On the fourth industrial revolution, the Committee is likely to ask how the Government is ensuring the school system and curriculum are preparing young people for the challenges brought about by the rise of new technology such as automation. Questions may also focus on the role of teachers and the National Retraining Scheme.

The school and college funding inquiry is examining what the Department’s priorities should be for the next Spending Review period and the case for a long-term vision for education investment. The session with the Ministers could touch upon funding disparities between different stages of education as well as issues around the Pupil Premium and SEND funding and tackling disadvantage.

Witness schedule

Wednesday 3rd April at 10am, Committee Room 15

  • Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
  • Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards

The meeting will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

Committee Membership: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Con, Harlow), Lucy Allan MP (Con, Telford), Ben Bradley MP (Con, Mansfield), Marion Fellows MP (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw), James Frith MP (Lab, Bury North), Emma Hardy MP (Lab, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle), Trudy Harrison MP (Con, Copeland), Ian Mearns MP (Lab, Gateshead), Lucy Powell MP (Lab Co-op, Manchester Central), Thelma Walker MP (Lab, Colne Valley), William Wragg MP (Con, Hazel Grove)

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