Response to plans to cut jobs at the Department of Education - Twigg14 November 2012
Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on plans to cut jobs at the Department for Education, said:
"While Labour support efficiency savings in the civil service, this document says certain work that isn’t a ministerial priority will stop, raising the prospect that programmes and services will be axed. Michael Gove needs to explain to parents how this will affect them.
"Last week the Education Select Committee warned that children’s policy was in danger of withering. Now these leaked plans makes no mention of children’s policies – services like Sure Start and support for vulnerable children or those in care. It focuses exclusively on academies and free schools.
"Policies must be based on what families want, not out of touch Ministers."