Building Schools for the Future

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 14th February 2011.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Education 3:33 pm, 14th February 2011

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making the case. Initially, the Building Schools for the Future criteria were exactly as he described, but subsequently they were altered so that readiness to deliver became a factor. That meant that, for a variety of reasons, the money was not always targeted at the areas most in need. He has made the case for St John Bosco and for other schools in Liverpool very effectively. One of my ministerial colleagues or I will make good on the promise to visit Liverpool.