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Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress his Department has made toward its targets of (a) the provision of funding for every local authority to renew at least the school in greatest need by 2011 and (b) major rebuilding and remodelling projects in at least three schools to be started in every local authority by 2016; and if he will make a statement. (252662)

The Department has (a) allocated resources to all local authorities to renew at least one secondary school through its Building Schools for the Future programme, academies programme and One School Pathfinder programme; we are (b) looking to bring every local authority into the Building Schools for the Future programme, with at least a priority 3-5 school opening project, as soon as is practicable.