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Councils defeat government over school buildings

The government has been defeated in the High Court over the way it scrapped part of England's school building programme.

The education secretary's decision to axe Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects in six local authority areas was ruled unlawful as he failed to consult on it.

A judge ordered Education Secretary Michael Gove to reconsider the move.

The government said it had won the case on the substantive points.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 11 Feb 2011
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