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Schools (Capital Expenditure)

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the total sum available for capital expenditure in local education authority maintained schools through credit approvals and grants; and what additional capital provision was made available from local education authorities' own resources in each of the financial years 1990–91 to 1995–96. [35806]

The total sum made available for capital expenditure in schools through credit approvals was:

  • £ million
  • 1990–91: 361
  • 1991–92: 426
  • 1992–93: 493
  • 1993–94: 383
  • 1994–95: 379
  • 1995–96: 397
and for voluntary aided schools for capital and repair grant was:
  • £ million
  • 1990–91: 106
  • 1991–92: 132
  • 1992–93: 147
  • 1993–94: 130
  • 1994–95: 114
  • 1995–96: 96 planned.
Additional capital provision from LEAs' own resources is estimated at:

  • £million
  • 1990–91: 274
  • 1991–92: 232
  • 1992–93: 172
  • 1993–94: 312
  • 1994–95: not available

These figures include credit approvals and capital grant available to technology and language colleges.

Small amounts of capital expenditure are also supported through grants such as the grants for education support and training.