Disappointment at school announcement
Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, said: "The Secretary of State's funding allocation ignores both current and future need. It is misguided, short-sighted and will have a detrimental impact on learning in Newham for current and future generations of young people.
"Had the Building Schools for the Future programme been allowed to continue, we would be on track to create the brilliant learning environment our children need and deserve.
"Cancelling BSF funding means we will have 1,350 fewer school places than previously planned for. With a borough that has one of the youngest populations in the country, school expansion is a necessity, not a luxury.