Tuesday, 20 March 2012
A mini baby boom means 2,000 more primary schools need to be built within three years to meet the demand, according to Labour
Education secretary Michael Gove accused Labour of hypocrisy, saying: 'For years, they ignored warnings about the baby boom and splurged billions on extravagant secondary school projects instead. When we said there was a problem, they dismissed our calls as nonsense.' Mr Gove claimed Labour cut funding for extra primary school places by 26 per cent, while the coalition has doubled funding to £800million a year.