A proposed new law which will reduce the cost of school uniforms for hard-pressed families has won the backing of Grahame Morris MP.
The MP for Easington co-sponsored the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill, a Private Members Bill introduced by Weaver Vale Labour MP Mike Amesbury.
It has already gained cross party support and has won the backing of the government.
The bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons on March 13 but must gain the support of MPs if it is to become legislation.
Grahame Morris MP for Easington said: “I’m delighted to support this bill.
“According to research by the Children’s Society, families are spending an average of £340 per year on uniform for each child at secondary school, while parents of primary school children spent £255 on average.
“This is having a hugely detrimental impact on many of my constituents and I really hope that we can get this bill passed into law and alleviate what has become a real financial burden for so many families.”
Mike Amesbury MP added: “I’m delighted to receive the support of Grahame Morris.
“Their backing is crucial if this bill is to become law and I firmly believe it will have a hugely beneficial impact not only to those people in both of our constituencies, but to families right across the country too.