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Building Schools for the Future

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding was allocated for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12. (276622)

The current forecasts of capital investment in schools in England, the North East, and Teesside local authorities, in 2009-10 and 2010-11 are set out in the table. These figures will be subject to change, depending on the progress of individual projects. They also take account of the recent fiscal stimulus initiative, which allowed authorities and schools to draw forward allocations from 2010-11 into 2009-10. Details of investment at constituency level are not held centrally. Allocations for 2011-12, and beyond, will be subject to the outcome of the next spending review.

Forecast capital investment (excluding private finance initiative)

£ million

2009-10

2010-11

England

7,000

7,000

Of which:

North East

400

306

Of which:

Darlington

17

11

Hartlepool

10

39

Middlesbrough

54

53

Redcar and Cleveland

13

8

Stockton on Tees

14

13

The figures above exclude the private finance initiative. At the national level, £1.32 billion of PFI credits are available for allocation in each year as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. For North East local authorities with BSF projects, PFI credits totalling £278 million have been agreed. In addition, of the local authorities listed above, Redcar and Cleveland is likely to have a PFI element as part of its BSF project but this is still under discussion.