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LIVERPOOL HOPES GOVT WILL REWARD SURPLUS PLACES CUTS

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Liverpool's Labour administration last night won a controversial vote to close three schools in the city, and said ...
Liverpool's Labour administration last night won a controversial vote to close three schools in the city, and said it would help them win up to £8m more government grant for education, reports the Daily Post (p7).

After the vote at a stormy council meeting, education chair Neville Bann said the authority would be rewarded with government support in its bid to remove surplus places in accordance with government guidelines.

'Civil servants met with the director of education earlier and they said that the research has been carried out professionally ad with attention to quality. They said it was the best they had seen yet.'

Liberal Democrat group leader Mike Storey threatened to support parents in a judicial review of the school closure decision.
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