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Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on upgrading or rebuilding school buildings in (a) the North East, (b) Tees Valley district, (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency and (d) England since 1997. (242415)

The Department is responsible for schools in England, and allocates resources on a local authority basis. Accordingly, information is kept on a local authority rather than on a constituency basis.

During the period 1996-97 to 2007-08, total capital allocations for school building upgrade and rebuilding were in (a) the North East £1,807 million, (b) Middlesbrough £77 million, (c) Redcar and Cleveland £128 million, (d) England £31,446 million.