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Schools: Essex

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding he has budgeted for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the next five years; (280450)

(2) how much funding his Department and its predecessor allocated for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

The Department maintains records on a local authority rather than on a constituency basis. The following table sets out actual and planned allocations to Essex council for the period 2004-05 to 2010-11. No decision has as yet been taken regarding allocations beyond 2010-11.

£ million

2004-05

63.2

2005-06

55.6

2006-07

51.2

2007-08

52.6

2008-09

78.4

2009-10

82.3

2010-11

83.5

In addition, Essex has a Building Schools for the Future wave 4 project with indicative funding of £31 million grant and £169 million of PFI credits. Essex also has a planned BSF wave 6 project in the pipeline.