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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th February 2014.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Education 2:30 pm, 10th February 2014

As a great admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, I am happy to use whatever bully pulpits are available. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Prime Minister and the Under-Secretary, my hon. Friend Mr Timpson, on securing a sports premium in our primary schools, which ensures that more physical activity is available than ever before. I also thank John Woodcock for the work he has undertaken with me to bring an independent school into the state sector—using the free school programme—in order to give more children opportunities I am afraid his Front-Bench colleagues would, for ideological reasons, deny them. He is a good Blairite; they are the bad ones.