Responding to news that primary schools will not now be expected to reopen to all pupils in the current academic year, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"Serious questions have to be answered about when the Government knew their plan was bound to fail and why concerns from teachers about capacity were derided as scaremongering.
"We need to hear the Government’s proposals for what happens now and in the summer to make sure children don't fall behind, including providing laptops and internet access to disadvantaged pupils who need them.
"Children, families and staff are owed an apology from an Education Secretary who is not in control of his brief and has attacked the teaching profession at every turn. He is out of his depth and children and their families are paying the price for his incompetence."