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Parties' spat over stats

On Monday the House of Commons debated how many pupils who receive free school lunches get into Oxbridge, which is used as an important indicator of social mobility.

The Today programme has deployed the Financial Times' Tim Harford who presents the Radio 4 numbers programme, More or Less, to check the numbers being thrown around by the political parties in the run-up to the election.

Mr Harford analyses the free school lunches data argument.


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