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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to news that the Government has approved another 102 Free School applications:
"We support new schools being established and wish these schools every success.

"However the Government must ensure these are in places where there is real demand from parents and a need for new places.

"The first duty of the Education Secretary is to ensure there are enough school places. So the free schools need to be in the right areas of the country, not just approved in a haphazard way."

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