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Prime Minister David Cameron indicates BSF will avoid cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron has delivered his strongest statement yet in support of keeping the Building Schools for the Future programme.

During Prime Minister’s Question yesterday Time Heywood and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin raised the issue of the BSF programme with four high schools in his constituency in the last throes of the scheme.

Mr Dobbin said: “Can the Prime Minister guarantee that that programme will be seen through to its completion, which would also help many of the construction workers in my constituency?”

Mr Cameron said that Mr Dobbin should be relieved that the BSF scheme had avoided the £6 billion of cuts announced last month.

Mr Cameron said: “In terms of Building Schools for the Future, let me be clear: our plans-and our passion, when it comes to education are to ensure that new schools are provided so that we have real excellence, in the secondary sector in particular.

“That is what it is about. Building Schools for the Future is exactly what our plans involve.”