Schools: Capital Investment

Department for Education written question – answered at on 28 September 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 5 September 2022 to Question 42001 on Academies and Maintained Schools: Health and Safety, what the capital spend on schools in England was by (a) constituency and (b) local authority in each of the last 15 years.

Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department provides annual capital funding to support the education sector in England. This includes funding to create sufficient school places and to maintain and improve the condition of the school estate.

The Department’s capital expenditure limit for the 2022/23 financial year is £6.2 billion. This is part of the total of £19.4 billion of capital funding announced at the 2021 Spending Review to support the education sector between the 2022/23 and 2024/25 financial years, an average of £6.5 billion per annum.

There is no separate capital budget for schools specifically. It is also not possible to break down the Department’s capital funding by constituency or local authorities.

Detail on total capital expenditure in each financial year for the last 15 years is available in the Department’s accounts at:

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