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Hornsey and Wood Green MP, Lynne Featherstone, led a Westminster Hall adjournment debate on the amount of money children in Haringey schools get - nearly £1200 less per head - in comparison to children in neighbouring boroughs such as Hackney, Islington and Camden.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Diana R. Johnson, responded for the Government.
An adjournment debate is simply a way of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote.
At sittings in Westminster Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are two one-and-a-half hour debates and three half-hour debates. The one-and-a-half hour debates are intended to be more general involving a number of MPs.
Each government department is available to respond to debates only every other week, according to a rota.
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