Magazine article Public Finance

Schools Expansion Campaign 'Gaining MPs' Support'

Magazine article Public Finance

Schools Expansion Campaign 'Gaining MPs' Support'

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Campaigners calling on the government to fund an urgent expansion of primary schools are confident that they are winning support in Parliament.

Jo Mennell of London Councils, whose report, Do the maths, launched the campaign when it was published on April 20, said there was cross-party agreement on the scale and nature of the problem.

London Councils, which is lobbying for more money to help local authorities meet soaring demand for reception class places, held a meeting for MPs and peers at the House of Commons on April 28.

Public Finance understands that while officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families observed the session, no ministers took part in discussions.

Mennell described the atmosphere as 'buoyant' and said the group was planning a follow-up meeting. …

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