4 Sep 2023

School concrete crisis: Rishi Sunak accused of cutting spending on repairs as chancellor

Political Editor

The failure to fix dangerous concrete in school classrooms was today laid at Rishi Sunak’ s door after he was accused of cutting spending on school repairs when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Prime Minister insisted that was “completely and utterly wrong” – and claimed  the majority of schools were unaffected.

But a sweary outburst from the Education Secretary Gillian Keegan revealed ministers’ frustration that they are being blamed for shut classrooms.