To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his estimate is of the real terms changes (a) in total and (b) per pupil in his Department's budgets for (i) all spending, (ii) spending on schools and (iii) spending on schools capital projects in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.
The Department's gross budgets and schools budgets since 2010-11 in real terms are shown in Table 1 as follows. Over the period schools funding has risen in real terms by around 3% and per pupil funding has been maintained in cash terms.
|Table 1: Department's budget and schools budget (real terms in 2013-14 prices based on March 2013 estimates of GDP deflators)|
|Resource DEL (£ million)(1)||54,360||53,206||52,425||53,267|
|Schools Resource DEL (£ million)(1)||45,056||44,703||45,877||46,441|
|Per pupil funding: (£)(1, 2)|
|(1 )All figures represent budgets and include depreciation. The figures do not represent actual outturn. (2 )Figures are calculated using actual numbers of 3-19 year olds in maintained schools and Academies.|
Budgets for schools capital projects since 2009-10 are shown in Table 2 as follows.
|Table 2: Budget for schools capital projects (real terms based on March 2013 estimates of GDP deflators)|
|Financial year||Total capital allocations(1)(£ million)|
|(1 )Figures exclude PFI credit allocations. (2 )Provisional.|
The Government are spending more in real terms on schools capital in this parliament than the previous administration did in its first two terms combined.