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MP blasts schools cash 'cock-up'

PUBLISHED: 13:07 23 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:54 03 March 2010

IPSWICH MP Chris Mole has admitted the government has "cocked up" education funding.

The Labour MP was stunned into silence when The Evening Star informed him of Westbourne High School's shocking £600,000 budget deficit.

IPSWICH MP Chris Mole has admitted the government has "cocked up" education funding.

The Labour MP was stunned into silence when The Evening Star informed him of Westbourne High School's shocking £600,000 budget deficit.

And Mr Mole is taking his concerns to the highest levels – raising the issue with increasingly beleaguered education secretary Charles Clarke.

He said: "I have been speaking to people close to Charles Clarke and making the point that clearly

something has gone awry.

"But I would certainly view it more as a cock-up than a conspiracy."

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