12 May '14

News Free schools row: Michael Gove to answer urgent question in Commons

Tristram Hunt has asked education secretary to explain diversion of funds away from areas of high and severe needThe education secretary, Michael Gove, is to answer an urgent question on free schools tabled by Labour in the House of Commons, after reports that the programme is £800m over budget.The debate is likely to involve a fiery exchange of views as the Liberal Democrats have accused their coalition partners of taking £400m from the "basic needs" budget for local authority primary places to prop up funding for independently run free schools. Continue reading...

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