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PATTEN TO 'RING-FENCE' COUNCIL'S NURSERY CASH, CLAIMS BYERS

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Labour MP Stephen Byers (Wallsend) yesterday claimed that the government was considering 'ring-fencing' council spe...
Labour MP Stephen Byers (Wallsend) yesterday claimed that the government was considering 'ring-fencing' council spending on nursery places to ensure designated cash was not spent on other provision, the Guardian reports (p^0

The MP said ring-fencing would increase spending on nursery education in 28 local authorities with 79 councils required to spend less.
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