Capital allocations are made by the Department on a local authority rather than a constituency basis. They are allocated to sports facilities and swimming pools in accordance with priorities decided by the local authority in its asset management plan. Accordingly, no central records are maintained of allocations in respect of sports facilities or swimming pools. Total school capital allocations from the Department to Wirral and its schools over the past five years are set out in the following table.
Capital allocations 2003-04 18.8 2004-05 14.4 2005-06 13.4 2006-07 18.5 2007-08 39.6
The increase in funding in 2007-08 is due to an allocation of £26.7 million for a school pathfinder project.