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Sean Curran and the BBC's parliamentary team report on all the news at Westminster, including the row over the handling of Thursday's strike action by teachers and civil servants. During an emergency statement the Education Secretary Michael Gove describes the planned walkout as "unnecessary, premature and disruptive". Labour's Andy Burnham says that while the strike is a "mistake" the Government must take its share of responsibility. In other news, the Universities Minister David Willetts unveils his higher education white paper, designed to provide students with more information about their prospective universities. There's a report on MPs grilling the energy company Scottish Power about recent price rises and on how the Care Quality Commission - which is responsible for inspecting care homes - is facing staff shortages and needs more money. Also on the programme: the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King on preparations in Britain for a possible Greek default; and the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke on the Milly Dowler trial.

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Tue 28 Jun 2011 23:30

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