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Education Funding

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

14. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the level of funding for the school capital programme for the next three years announced in the 2006 pre-Budget report. (111035)

Treasury Ministers have regular discussions with Ministers at the Department for Education and Skills on a range of issues, including school capital programmes. The 2006 pre-Budget report announced that capital investment in education will rise to £10.2 billion in 2010-11, with additional investment of £250 million, £750 million and £1,850 million over the years 2008-09 to 2010-11—equivalent to annual average real growth of 4.1 per cent. a year.