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The Government provides local authorities with capital funding for schools through maintenance funding and basic need funding for new school places. Since May 2010, £4.2 billion has been allocated to local authorities in maintenance funding, £4.3 billion has been allocated in basic need funding and we have set up a Targeted Basic Need Programme.
Local authorities can spend this money on new school buildings but the Department does not collect this data centrally. Information on the impact of this funding in each local authority and parliamentary constituency could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.