New measures aimed at reducing the cost of going to school are being criticised for not going far enough.
Children's charity Barnardos says the plans, announced today by the Minister for Education, don't alleviate the financial burden on parents.
Under the plans schools will have to ban non-reusable workbooks, introduce generic uniforms and provide fully-costed shopping lists.
Fergus Finlay says it still won't make education free: "It ought to be free and it would not cost a huge amount of money at all to make it free.
He added: "While welcoming the small steps that are being announced, I would express considerable disappointment that they're just not going a little bit further."