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This is throwing more good money after bad and will do nothing to address shortage of available school places - Angela Rayner

Commenting on the Government’s half a billion pound planned investment in schools this Budget, Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, said:

"Over half a million children are stuck in oversized classes because this Government has failed to ensure there are enough school places. Free schools are still being opened in areas where they are not needed and where there is no demand for them. This is now throwing more good money after bad. It will do nothing to address the shortage of available school places.

"The Tories are breaking their manifesto promise to protect per pupil spending, and this Budget was a missed opportunity for them to right this wrong. Schools are still facing £3 billion cuts and children all across the country are paying the price for Tory failure.”

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