Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, has said David Cameron was wrong to claim at PMQs today that the Sure Start budget is rising:
"David Cameron needs to be straight with people. The truth is that he's cutting Sure Start funding, not increasing it - that's what his own figures show. On top of a real terms cut for Sure Start, he's cutting funding for children, young people and families by 10.9 per cent next year. No wonder the Daycare Trust is standing by its claim that 250 Sure Start centres are set to close over the next 12 months."