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16th March 2001 at 00:00
LIB Dems have accused schools minister Estelle Morris of nefarious tactics as she prepares to defend her closely fought seat in Birmingham Yardley. They claim that by sending a letter through schools for pupils to deliver to their parents, Ms Morris was guilty of "underhanded use of upils as political postmen". The letter actually gave advice to parents on claiming Children's Tax Credit, but Birmingham chief education officer Tim Brighouse issued what he called "sucking eggs advice", suggesting future circulars should be consigned to the bin by heads.

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