Push for private finance in schools;News in brief

16th July 1999 at 01:00
A HUGE expansion of commercial investment in education has been signalled by the Treasury. Chief secretary to the Treasury Alan Milburn says the Private Finance Initiative must become as significant in education as it has in health.

Education minister Charles Clarke will hold a series of one-to-one meetings with parents and governors before deciding the fate of Pimlico school, London, under threat of demolition as part of a PFI deal.

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