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Poultry consumption rebounds in Spain after Asian flu scare

by 5m Editor
19 December 2005, at 12:00am

SPAIN - Education Secretary Ruth Kelly will defend plans to reform English schools when she faces a committee of MPs. The meeting follows Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott&#39;s attack on the plans to give state schools more say over admissions, staffing and finances. Pupils from poorer backgrounds could lose out under a two-tier, class-ridden system, he told the Sunday Telegraph. The Tories urged Tony Blair not to &quot;water down&quot; reforms, which may need their votes to get through the Commons. The prime minister should ignore Mr Prescott&#39;s &quot;class war&quot; worries, they say. Ms Kelly and Schools Minister Jacqui Smith will appear before the education select committee, which is taking evidence on the schools White Paper. <i>Source: foodproductiondaily</i>

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