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'There are no plans to cut teaching assistants' insists education minister Liz Truss
by Denise Waywell - Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:02 PM

The government has “no plans or any powers” to cut thousands of teaching assistants’ jobs, education minister Liz Truss has claimed. She said there was a "misconception" about the future of teaching assistants (TAs) following reports suggesting that jobs would be cut to save money and to allow more teachers to be hired. Replying to a Westminster Hall debate , Ms Truss said: "I can absolutely assure you and your colleagues that neither the Department for Education (DfE) nor the government has any plans or any powers to do this." SOURCE: http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/03/18/39-government-has-no-plans-to-cut-teaching-assistants-39-insists-liz-truss.aspx