– David Laws, Schools Minister
This report from the National Audit Office confirms that this government is dramatically increasing funding for new school places in England, with double the level of investment compared to the previous parliament.
Labour reduced the number of places available even though there was a baby boom under way.
We have already created 80,000 new places to deal with the shortage of places left by the last government and there will be more places to come.
Read NAO head: 'Real challenge' for school places.