Education questions is always interesting in the sense that the main players are quite energetic and keen for debate and there is a genuine divide now between the two main parties (and indeed within the Coalition). But today's session was interesting in the sense that a grandmother describes a Christmas present they don't quite understand as 'interesting' because Tristram Hunt used his slot to grill the Education Secretary about a health issue.
'More and more research shows the importance of early years development in a child's education. The Labour party Sure Start programme was focused on supporting those vital infant years, a policy of prevention rather than cure. We know Mr Speaker that the Tories do not support Sure Start but in 2010 the Secretary of State pledged to create 4,200 new health visitors. Can he now tell the House just how far he is off meeting this target?'