@KevinBrennanMP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on the National Audit Office report showing the Government must provide an extra 256,000 school places by 2014/15, said:

“Michael Gove’s first job as Education Secretary is to provide enough school places for children – he is failing in that duty.

“David Cameron’s Government needs to address the crisis in school places they have created. They have cut funding for school buildings by 60%, twice the Whitehall average and wasted £1 billion through mismanaging academies.

“They are failing to deliver on new school buildings – 1 in 7 parents can’t get their child into the primary school they want.”

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