Gove's first job as Education Secretary is to provide enough school places for children – he is failing in that duty - Brennan

15 March 2013

kevin brennan

Kevin Brennan MP, 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.”