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Nick Clegg stands firm on childcare ratio row

Nick Clegg has defended his opposition to a coalition plan to raise the number of children childminders and nursery staff can look after in England.

Speaking on his radio phone-in on LBC, the deputy prime minister said the response to a consultation by the Department of Education suggested that the proposals would not be practical and would not necessarily see a reduction in costs.

In an urgent question on the subject in the Commons, Labour said that the coalition's plans were in "chaos".

Footage courtesy of LBC

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