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Welsh Government intervention in schools 'last resort' - Education Minister

Education Minister Leighton Andrews has told AMs that intervention in failing schools by ministers should be up to local authorities not Welsh ministers. He told Shadow Education minister Angela Burns that the intention of his Schools' bill was to encourage local authorities to act.

Mr Andrews acknowledged that 'there may be circumstances' where a ministerial intervention is needed but he said they should be rare.

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