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Building Schools for the Future Programme

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many new schools have been commissioned under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and how many of them were commissioned under the private finance initiative model. (202535)

Approximately 180 new schools in 40 local authority areas have been commissioned following the approval of outline business cases as part of Building Schools for the Future. Of these we expect approximately 125 to be delivered under the private finance initiative.

For the purpose of this question, new schools have been defined as those that are undertaking a minimum of 75 per cent. or greater new build content. The figures provided are approximate because the scope of individual BSF projects and/or procurement methods may change as projects are further developed.