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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on reports that the Government's planned tax break on childcare may be scaled back, said:

"Two days after the Government's failed relaunch, its childcare plans have descended into shambles.

"While parents face ever higher costs, ministers are dithering and arguing without an end in sight.

"Families need help now to ensure affordable childcare. But the Tories want to cut nursery staff and increase the number of children they look after, which experts warn won't help with costs and could threaten child safety."

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