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|29 Jan 2018, 4:32 p.m.||Education: Standards||Siobhain McDonagh|
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect on children's education of living in temporary accommodation.
Answer (Nadhim Zahawi)
Since being appointed, I have not had a chance to discuss this issue with colleagues. However, we know moving into temporary accommodation can mean changing schools, which is strongly associated with poorer attainment. We provide schools with extra resources to ensure all pupils, regardless of their home circumstances, can go as far as their talent and hard work will take them. We have spent almost £2.5 billion this year through the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils.