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Primary Education: Buildings

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools in each local education authority area primarily occupy buildings built before 1930. (156634)

It is not possible, on the basis of data received from local education authorities on the ages of buildings, to assess numbers of primary schools primarily occupying buildings built before 1930.

Central Government capital support for investment in schools has increased from under £700 million in 1996-97 to £6.4 billion in 2007-08 and will rise further to £8.0 billion by 2010-11. Progress is being made year-by-year in improving the quality of the school building stock.