Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has today written to the
    Secretary of State for Education reinforcing the representations made by the
    County Council about the threatened loss of 3 million to Hertfordshire?s
    Sixth Forms.

    Peter Lilley said: “This would be immensely damaging to schools in my
    constituency and I urge the government to re-consider this very harmful
    decision. I am also concerned that this change could be used as a
    precedent to undermine the Area Cost Adjustment which helps reflect the
    higher costs which the County Council has to incur to provide education and
    other services.”

    Peter Lilley added: “Having fought the general election on promises of
    increased resources for education, it is the height of cynicism for the
    government to reveal this damaging cut only weeks afterwards.”