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In a political row over school places, Labour says that analysis of official figures shows that thousands of children will not be able to get a place at primary school in September, while the Department for Education has dismissed the claims as "bogus."
Labour argues that money has been diverted away from areas threatened with school place shortages by the Government's focus on the free school programme.
This follows a National Audit Office report that found £241 million of the £950 million projected capital spend on mainstream free schools was in "districts with no forecast need for extra school places".
The Department for Education dismissed Labour's published analysis of upcoming primary school places as "bogus."
Figures released by Labour today suggest that the numbers of primary pupils due to start in September will outstrip the places currently available in more than a quarter of council areas in England.
Freedom of information responses from 131 local authorities showed that 32 - a quarter of the total - believe that Government funding for additional primary places is insufficient to meet demand for 2015/16.
Thirty three local authorities thought Department for Education cost assumptions for new places were not "realistic".
Labour accused the Government of creating a "crisis in school places" but the DfE dismissed the figures as "bogus", arguing that they did not take into account new places created since 2012/13 - the latest year for which figures are available.