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Building Schools for the Future Programme: Essex

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations he has received on the effects of the Environment Agency’s requirements for flood risk assessments on development related to the Building Schools for the Future programme in (a) Canvey Island and (b) Essex. (204601)

I am aware of the issues affecting Essex’s wave 4 Building Schools for the Future project—and, in particular, the schools on Canvey Island—through regular ministerial reports from officials and Partnerships for Schools (PfS). PfS and my officials have been working with the local authority to minimise the delays to the delivery of new and refurbished schools, and associated educational transformation, in south Essex. I am not aware of any specific representations to the Secretary of State.