Gove: There has been a failure to tackle extremism

A probe has been ordered into how the Department for Education dealt with warnings relating to alleged extremism in schools, Education Secretary Michael Gove has told the House of Commons.

He told MPs that everyone must acknowledge that there has been a failure in the past to do everything possible to tackle "non-violent extremism".

As ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports, Mr Gove says he was not told about apparent warnings about the schools, which his department were said to have received as early as 2010.

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Gove says not told about 2010 warning on extremism in Brm schools - did he tell May ? Might have saved a lot of trouble for govt.

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Gove adviser 'attended key Trojan Horse meeting' in 2010

Michael Gove's adviser attended a meeting in 2010 where concerns about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to takeover some Birmingham schools were raised, the Independent says. Mr Gove said he was unaware of his department's Trojan Horse warnings.