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Schools: Construction

Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the budget required for school building provision in the academic year 2009-10. (273991)

The Department’s information on forecast spend is held on a financial year basis. Most capital projects are delivered over more than one financial year, and the Department’s financial planning is based on a three yearly spending cycle. For 2009-10 financial year, our current forecast is to support investment in schools of around £7.5 billion. This forecast is under continuous review and will be subject to change. In addition, £1.3 billion of PFI credits are available to be allocated through Building Schools for the Future.