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Academies: Finance

Education written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons he awarded funding from the public purse to an academy in Lincolnshire for the purposes of purchasing a property in France; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Academies have considerable flexibility in deciding how they use their resources and the property was purchased for educational purposes using that flexibility. Approval was given in September 2009.

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