Wednesday 30 December 2020 / 6:29 PM Kate Green

Gavin Williamson must return to Parliament this evening to apologise to parents and outline proper plan for schools – Green

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the confusion around primary schools closures, said:


“Gavin Williamson told parents that the ‘overwhelming majority’ of primary schools would open on 4 January. An hour later, he snuck out the news that hundreds of thousands of children will see their schools closed indefinitely.


“He must return to Parliament this evening to correct the record, be honest about the numbers, apologise to parents, and outline his plans to keep pupils learning and support parents.


“Parents face yet another eleventh hour U-turn because of this government’s failure to deliver on testing, and failure to control the virus. Only a government that is completely out of touch with the needs of working families would treat them with such disregard.”