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Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact of the Bain report on future school building projects in Northern Ireland. (120438)

The Bain report recommended the establishment of a coherent area-based approach to the planning of the schools estate. Future school building projects will need to be compatible with well-developed area plans. Previously announced capital projects which are currently under way are being reviewed for their consistency with an area-based approach.