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Building Schools for the Future Programme

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities he expects to join the Building Schools for the Future programme after 2010; and if he will make a statement. (245598)

Including the interim wave we launched this summer, there are now 80 authorities started with projects the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The remaining authorities will enter the programme as soon as is practicable. I aim to announce the revised national programme in early 2009, using the revised expressions of interest which authorities submitted by 30 November. The most highly prioritised projects, which will access funding starting from 2011-12, should enter the programme later in 2009 where they demonstrate that they are ready to deliver.