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Information on Michael Gove's announcement on the funding for free schools in the year 2010 to 2011.
On 21 June, the Secretary of State made clear to the house that under no circumstances would he take money intended to extend free school meals to poor children for the Free Schools programme.
He said the initial £50 million in capital to fund free schools in they year 2010 to 2011 comes from low-priority IT projects.
Read the Secretary of State’s full statement and responses to questions here.
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25 June 2010
Department for Education
The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
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