Primary pledge by Clare Short
Writing in The TES in the week that a diplomatic row brewed over the International Development Secretary's remarks about the islanders' "irresponsible" demands ("It will be golden elephants next"), she promises that Britain will target primary education as the first step in eliminating world poverty.
She underlines the Government's commitment to the OECD target of achieving worldwide primary education by 2015.
She makes no reference to education in Montserrat, but she does emphasise the Government's support for the Commonwealth.
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