Ministers accused of 'retreat on education manifesto'

The government is being accused of being "in full-scale retreat from their own manifesto" promises on education.

 

Labour's Angela Rayner's accusation comes after ministers said they were "reflecting" on the plan to scrap free lunches in favour of free breakfasts.

 

On funding, the schools minister said: "The government has committed to increase the school budget further."

 

But Nick Gibb failed to restate the election-campaign promise of an extra £1bn to bolster school budgets.

 

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