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Over 120 children's organisations call for increased funding in Budget, with insight from Berrywood, Oakham School and Bristol Metropolitan Academy

A collection of over 120 children’s organisations have written to the prime minister and the chancellor, urging them to put children at the heart of new spending plans to be unveiled in the Budget on Monday the 29th of October. The group called for the government to stop “ignoring children” and stressed that support services are at “breaking point.”

Prime Minister to meet 1922 Committee about potential leadership challenge

The Prime Minister Theresa May will meet the 1922 Committee this evening in an attempt to stave off any potential challenge to her leadership. The committee, which is made up of Conservative party backbenchers, was rumoured to have received 48 letters of no confidence in May’s premiership yesterday, but these reported were dismissed by committee Chairman Graham Brady.

PMQs summary (Wed 24th Oct)

Prime Minister’s Questions this week saw a dearth of discussion on Brexit, but instead focused on austerity in light of the new budget arriving next week.

Theresa May updates Commons following European Council summit

Theresa May addressed MPs in the Commons last night, touching on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, recent developments in the Brexit negotiations and the results of the meeting of the European Council that occurred last week.

Stakeholders meet with Education Committee to discuss SEND funding

The Education Committee is today meeting with educational experts and other stakeholders within the sector to discuss the ongoing funding for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in schools. The committee will use a series of meetings to build a greater understanding of how the funding is currently spent and distributed, while assessing how changes to funding have impacted provision.

A week in review (15th October - 18th October)

A rundown of the week's parliamentary business, 15th October - 18th October

Thousands march for a second referendum

An estimated 700,000 people marched through London on Saturday, calling for a second referendum on the final Brexit deal. The March for the Future, in support of a “People’s Vote” march began at Marble Arch before processing towards Parliament Square, where a stage was erected and giant screens relayed what was happening to the assembled crowds.

MPs call for zero emissions targets to be brought forward, with insight from JamVans

MPs have called for plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars to be brought forward to 2032. The original plan, outlined by the government, was to ensure all cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 but a report by Parliament’s business and select committee has urged this to be brought forward by eight years. Prime minister Theresa May announced the 2040 target earlier this year.

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