Schools Minister David Laws said he agrees with the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC)'s vies on ensuring there are enough school places for children.
"Margaret Hodge is right", he added, "but she has failed to pin the blame where it belongs - at the door of the last government of which she was a member." He said:
Her report correctly states that the department 'failed to adequately plan' for the rising population, but does not explain that the responsibility for this failure lies with the previous schools secretary, Ed Balls, who ignored the rising birth rates reported by the ONS.
The coalition is clearing up the mess left by Ed Balls and Labour when they were in government.
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