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Schools: Construction

Education written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many new schools have been built in each (a) local education authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency in England since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

holding answer 15 July 2013

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.

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