Spending of the Department for Education

On 26 February 2019 there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.

The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee, following the publication of the 2018-19 Supplementary Estimates on 11 February 2019. The application to the Committee was made by Robert Halfon (Conservative), chair of the Education Select Committee, Meg Hillier (Labour), chair of the Committee of Public Accounts and Layla Moran, member of the Committee of Public Accounts and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on education.…

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The Estimates process and 2017-18 Main Estimates

The government gets Parliament’s consent to spend money via the annual Estimates process. This note describes the decisions made by government departments when drafting their Estimates, the process that Parliament goes through to scrutinise and approve them, and some possible ways in which the process could be improved.…

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