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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2004.

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Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills 11:30 am, 18th March 2004

It is always a pleasure to give out capital money when one receives such thanks as that. It is striking that in 1996–97, in the nation as a whole, capital spending on schools was £700 million, less than £30,000 for each school. That figure is now more than £4 billion and will rise to £5 billion in 2005–06. Many more schools can look forward to that sort of investment, as long as this Government continue to put it in.