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Funding
Spending has risen faster than inflation under Labour

School funding has increased in recent years - despite the budget problems which embarrassed the government two years ago.

According to official figures, between the academic years 1997-98 and 2002-03, funding per pupil rose by 22% in real terms, worth 630.

By next year, the increase will have reached 1,000 per pupil.

The Tories promise funding for 600,000 more school places - and the Lib Dems promise more funding for early years.

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