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Schools: Capital Investment

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the likely percentage increase in total schools capital allocation in real terms between 2008-09 and 2010-11 for each English local authority; and if he will make a statement. (163434)

I will write separately to the hon. Member, setting out the likely percentage increase in total schools capital allocation in real terms between 2008-09 and 2010-11 for each local authority, and will place a copy of the letter in the House of Commons Library. The figures will include allocations made to date, but not additional allocations that will be made through the Building Schools for the Future, academies and targeted programmes that require applications.

Allocations for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 amount, in real terms, to a seven-fold increase since 1996-97. Total schools' capital funding available for allocation in the years 2007-08 to 2010-11 is set out in the following table, shown in cash and in real terms.

£ million

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Total capital funding: Cash

6,669

7,024

8,235

Total capital funding: Real

6,494

6,660

7,602

Note:The GDP deflator base year is 2006-07 and the projected inflation rate for 2007-08 to 2009-10 is an annual 2.7 per cent.