To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
(2) how much public money has been spent on repairing schools in Wigan in each year since 1997;
(3) how much money has been invested in Wigan to build sustainable school sports.
Since 2001, the majority of capital support has been allocated to schools and local education authorities by formula, and they decide how to invest it in line with their asset management plans. The Department does not, therefore, have complete information about capital investment at constituency level; this should be held at local authority level.
Table B sets out the capital support made by the Department to Wigan local education authority and its schools since 1997–98, in total and by programme (including all allocations through NDS mentioned in table A).
The Government are investing significant funding to enhance school sports facilities across England. The New Opportunities for PE and Sport Programme is providing £581.25 million in England (£25 million of which has gone towards the Space for Sport and the Arts Programme) and schools from all local education authority areas are benefiting. The Space for Sport and the Arts Programme is providing £130 million to support projects at primary schools in 65 target areas; £4,310,000 will be invested in Wigan to build sustainable school sports facilities. All funds from these programmes have now been allocated to local authorities and schools.
|Wigan St. Andrew's CofE Junior and Infant School||To renew a backlog of defective roof coverings||LEA wide grant||720,000|
|Mab's Cross Primary School||To renew a backlog of defective roof coverings||LEA wide grant||720,000|
|Pemberton Primary and Nursery School||Major repair and replacement of decrepit WC blocks||LEA wide grant||720,000|
|Beech Hill Community Primary School||Major repair and replacement of decrepit WC blocks||LEA wide grant||720,000|
|Mere Oaks School||Major repair and replacement of decrepit WC blocks||LEA wide grant||720,000|
|Beech Hill Community Primary School||Replacement of dining hall/kitchen||—||439,600|
|The Deanery CofE High School||Replacement of dilapidated accommodation||—||150,000|
|Scot Lane Community Primary School||Toilet Refurbishment (Group 1)||Project including 13 schools||362,840|
|Mab's Cross Primary School||Toilet Refurbishment (Group 1)||Project including 13 schools||362,840|
|Additional NDS Grant (615)||—||—||—||—||—||200||—||—|
|Assistance with AMPs||—||—||—||42||—||—||—||—|
|Basic L C Vap||—||—||—||—||—||130||743||958|
|Class Size initiative||—||—||670||1,124||237||—||—||—|
|Schools Access Initiative||90||30||71||150||210||324||455||661|
|Schools Renewal Challenge Fund||264||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Secondary Learning Support Units||—||—||—||—||79||85||108||—|
|Successful Speculative Bids||—||—||—||—||—||—||437||—|
|Supplementary Credit Approvals||581||1,586||1,279||228||—||—||—||—|
|Supplementary NDS for VA Schools||—||—||—||—||126||18||—||—|
|Targeted Capital Funding||—||—||—||—||—||468||—||—|
|Voluntary Aided School Grant||757||2,367||2,907||1,036||829||1,111||1,457||—|
To date we have allocated £20.5 million capital funding for 2004–05 and 2005–06.