Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP, Steve Brine, joined colleagues in the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Harlow brought forward an Urgent Question on school openings in January.
Steve who has regularly voiced his opposition to school closures throughout the pandemic quizzed the Government on how they will enforce schools opening.
Mr Brine said; “Zoom has never heard more Silent Night and we've got state schools already closed for Christmas, teaching unions calling for a staged return in January.
"What I'm asking is, what are the Government actually going to do, legally, to see that its will is enforced and schools are back, as they should, as they need to be, in January?"
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Alex Burghart, responded on behalf of the Government saying; “We absolutely want and expect education settings to be open, we want and expect children to be taught in person, and we want and expect school life to go ahead.”
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