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April 04, 2011

Michael Gove speaks about the new powers he is giving teachers to improve discipline in schools

March 28, 2011

Michael Gove tells Commons that he'll ensure poorest students are still helped through 16-to-19yo education

January 14, 2011

Michael Gove teases David Dimbleby about his age

January 06, 2011

Michael Gove welcomes the growing rate at which schools are adopting academy status

August 26, 2010

Listen again to Tories on Radio 4's Today programme

ConservativeHome's new regular selection of recent Tory appearances on Radio 4's Today programme.

ToT(1) On Thursday 19th August Universities minister, David Willetts, talked to Evan Davis about this year's A level results and the merits of making it harder for people to achieve high-end grades (4 minutes, 6 seconds).

(2) On Friday 20th August Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson talked to Jim Naughtie about dissident Irish terrorist groups and insisted that the government will not engage with them until they end violence (interview starts at 2 minutes, 55 seconds in the 10 minutes, 38 seconds feature). He also talked more generally about Coalition policy in the province.

(3) On Saturday 21st August Tim Montgomerie of ConservativeHome talked to Jim Naughtie about Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform agenda. Tim's contribution is followed by an interview with former Labour Cabinet minister David Blunkett (8 minutes, 44 seconds).

(4) On Monday 23rd August Local Government Minister Bob Neill explains why Eric Pickles decided to close the high-spending Audit Commission (Mr Neill starts speaking at 4 minutes, 46 seconds in to this 12 minutes, 6 seconds package).

(5) On Wednesday 25th August the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban defended the fairness of the Budget during an interview with Justin Webb (4 minutes, 29 seconds).

(6) On Friday 27th August Education Secretary Michael Gove said that banding by ability "has a role to play" in schools in England after Barnardo's called for schools to be required to take pupils from a range of academic abilities.

(6) On Saturday 28th August International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell discussed whether the UK's international aid effort strikes the right balance between prevention of crises and the alleviation of their effects. (2 minutes and 10 seconds into the audio)

July 05, 2010

Michael Gove says Labour's schools building project costs three times average private sector project

June 18, 2010

Michael Gove tells Sky News what the Government's Free Schools plan will mean for pupils, parents and teachers

May 26, 2010

Michael Gove promises more independence for schools and extra funding for poorer pupils

April 19, 2010

Michael Gove, Yvette Cooper and Vince Cable take stock at the beginning of a new week of the election campaign on GMTV

January 19, 2010

Michael Gove on the Conservative aim to make schools an engine of social progress

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