Job fears as quangos sent to Coventry

17th September 2010 at 01:00

Almost 1,000 education jobs are to be axed in Coventry, its local MP has warned. Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, criticised the way the impending closure of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency and Becta has been handled in Parliament last week. "As a result of the cuts, nearly 1,000 public sector jobs in Coventry related to education could, or will, be lost," he said. "That will have knock-on effects on the regional as well as the city economy."

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