Corbyn’s 100th question to PM is about further education cuts.

‘Jeremy Corbyn chose further education cuts as the subject of his 100th Commons question to David Cameron.

The Labour leader said that on his 99 previous questions he has been "unclear or dissatisfied with the answer".

But he pressed on with a crowd sourced inquiry from a "Callum" on cuts to the funding of sixth form and further education colleges.

Mr Cameron disputed Mr Corbyn's claims but congratulated him on reaching "100 not out".’ - BBC

‘“On 99 previous attempts to ask questions to the Prime Minister I’ve been unclear,” Corbyn [said].

“On this auspicious 100th question can I ask the Prime Minister to help a young man called Callum”.

Callum asks: Will the government back sixth form colleges?

There’s been a 10% cut in real terms in 6th form funding, and further and adult education has been cut by 30%...

Construction output shrunk for 2 consecutive quarters.’ - Mirror

‘That was such a soft question for David Cameron that he avoided the obvious answer, "Absolutely, it is very important," and sitting down. 

Instead the Prime Minister made use of a parliamentary convention that he has deployed before, of answering the leader of the opposition's previous question, which was about child poverty. Thus he responded to Corbyn's 100th question by answering his 99th: a most subtle way of undermining the significance of Corbyn's round number. Or perhaps it was a tribute to the testing quality of Corbyn's 99th question.



It wasn't until he had sat down, and while Corbyn was asking his rather long centenary question, that the Prime Minister was briefed on the child poverty figures. 

As well as solemnly declaiming on the importance of colleges of further education and giving the single transferable answer about apprentices, therefore, Cameron went back to the previous question and answered it properly. There are 300,000 fewer children in relative poverty than in 2010, he said.’ - Independent

‘Mr Corbyn has attempted to reform PMQs since he became leader – at least initially adopting a more sober style, and relaying crowd-sourced questions from the public.’ - Independent, later piece

 

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