Gove ignored independent experts' advice & ploughed ahead selling off school playing fields
- Published on Friday, 17 August 2012 10:58
- Written by Scott Buckler
Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, said in response to reports that Michael Gove overruled internal advice from his own independent experts to force through the sale of school playing fields..
"The fact that Michael Gove has ignored the advice of independent experts and ploughed ahead with selling off school playing fields, shows he is shamefully out of touch. He also appears to have failed to disclose at least another 10 school playing field sell offs when responding to a Freedom of Information request. This is misleading and incompetent at the very least.
"Michael Gove must now come clean and explain what appears to be a secret programme to sell off school playing fields.
"From the abolition of Labour's school building programme, to curriculum changes, Michael Gove has form when it comes to ignoring expert advice."