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BLAIR'S WIFE TO TAKE CASE AGAINST SOLIHULL MBC

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Solihull MBC will be challenged in the high court by Labour leader Tony Blair's wife, Cherie Booth, The Birmingham ...
Solihull MBC will be challenged in the high court by Labour leader Tony Blair's wife, Cherie Booth, The Birmingham Post reports (p5).

Ms Booth will represent the parents of four-year-old Ben Simpson who have been trying to get funding from the council to help cover the cost of sending him to a clinic in the USA.

The Simpsons lost a department of health tribunal at which they asked for financial assistance from the council for Ben's treatment at the renowned Higashi School.

Ms Booth will argue that if Ben had remained in Britain, Solihull would have had to contribute towards his residential schooling. She will argue that the money which would have been spent by Solihull should go towards the Higashi costs, the Post reports.

Mrs Simpson said: 'It's an exciting thought that by the time the case comes to the high court it could be the prime minister's wife who is helping us.'
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