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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the local authority capital funding allocations, said:

"We have seen huge cuts under David Cameron’s Government to the budget for school buildings. It is no wonder that many schools are in poor repair and overcrowded.

"This money is long overdue. Hundreds of school rebuilding projects have been cancelled and only 3 per cent of schools which need repairs have been rebuilt in 3 years.

"The Government only plans to rebuild around 25 schools by the end of 2013. The number Labour planned to rebuild under the cancelled Building Schools for the Future programme was 735."

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