Quotes of the week

16th March 2012 at 00:00

"It's probably the biggest problem facing schooling in Britain at present." Professor John Howson, University of Oxford, on the lack of school places for 5-year-olds in England.

"It's incredibly hard bringing up three kids on pound;370 a week - losing almost a fifth of that will push many families over the edge." Douglas Hamilton, head of Save the Children in Scotland, on the UK government's universal credit welfare reforms.

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