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Schools: North East

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) primary and (b) secondary school buildings in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) the North East in 2007-08. (249661)

Capital allocations are made on a local authority rather than on a constituency basis, and no data are kept centrally relating specifically to Jarrow. Expenditure is prioritised at local authority level, and records on the split of expenditure between primary and secondary school buildings are kept at local authority rather than departmental level. In 2007-08, capital allocations made by the Department to South Tyneside amounted to £4.6 million, and to the north east region £99.6 million.

In addition, Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough local authorities have commenced or will shortly commence Building Schools for the Future ( BSF) projects with an estimated capital value of £425 million. Redcar and Cleveland is also currently planning its wave six BSF project, which has an estimated capital value of £100 million.