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Schools: East Sussex

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether any schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have been (i) put into and (ii) taken out of special measures in the last 12 months. (125467)

No schools in the Eastbourne constituency have been made subject to or removed form special since 1 March 2006.

Two schools within the East Sussex local authority have been made subject to special measures since 1 March 2006 (White House primary school and Marshlands primary school) and one school removed from special measures (Castledown Community primary school).

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his plans are for future capital expenditure on schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex. (125445)

The Department does not keep separate records for Eastbourne as schools capital allocations are made on a local authority basis. Future capital expenditure on schools will be determined by East Sussex local authority, taking into account not only allocations from the Department, but other sources of income it may have access to, including capital receipts and prudential borrowing.

The Department has allocated £56 million to East Sussex in the spending review period 2005-06 to 2007-08. Decisions on allocations for the spending review period commencing 2008-09 will be taken during the summer.