LAST year, the Government announced that it was spending £12 million on sending a book about the Queen’s life to every primary school student in Britain.
Labour MP Dawn Butler has suggested the money would be better spent elsewhere.
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the MP said that the Department for Education hasn’t been able to make sure that schools are properly ventilated “and that £12 million would go a long way to improving the situation” and helping schools to be better protected against the spread of Covid-19.
She suggested making the book an online resource instead.
A Government spokesperson said that the book was an “opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth over the last 70 years,” and that it had been designed to “be inclusive and speak to all children across the UK.”
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