Schools closures concrete list near me: Parents still in dark on concrete crisis as pupils return to school
Parents are still in the dark as millions of pupils return to school this week despite fears that thousands more buildings are at risk of collapse from crumbling concrete.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Sunday refused to be drawn on how many buildings were affected as he rejected accusations that government cuts were to blame.
He insisted that the government had acted to close more than 100 schools known to have the potentially dangerous reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) as soon as they were alerted but ministers are no closer to revealing the full list, despite repeated calls to do so.
It comes as Labour launched a stinging assault on the PM by reviving its controversial attack ads to this time claim the scandal showed Rishi Sunak did not want schools to be safe.
Asked about an estimate that as many as 7,000 schools could be affected, Mr Hunt told the BBC he did not want to speculate on these numbers so as to avoid comments that might scare people unnecessarily.
Education secretary Gillian Keegan is set to make an emergency statement to MPs when the Commons returns from its summer recess on Monday while Labour is due to force a vote that would make ministers reveal the full list of locations.