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Education: Finance

Education written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education which capital projects for the development of academies, schools and colleges his Department has supported with what level of funding in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) England since May 2010.

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

Since 2010-11 the Department has provided capital support of (a) £30 million in Barnsley, (b) £470 million in South Yorkshire and (c) £20,618 million in England(1). The Department for Education allocates a significant amount of capital funding to local authorities so they have the freedom to decide their school investment needs according to local priorities.

The Department does not collect information on how these funds have been used. As such the Department does not hold complete information on investment at a constituency level.

(1) These figures include capital grant and supported borrowing allocations made to schools and local authorities. They also include provisional figures for 2013/14.

South Yorkshire comprised of aggregated figures for Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster, and Rotherham areas.

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