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Spelling mistake wastes 23,000
A spelling error in last month's education white paper meant it had to be reprinted the day before publication at a cost of "just under 23,000".

Education minister Lord Adonis, who made the admission in a written reply, blamed "minor drafting errors".

A slogan was mistakenly spelt "Higer Standards, Better Schools for All".

Liberal Democrat spokesman Baroness Walmsley said this raised questions about the "standard of literacy" among some Whitehall officials.




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