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Primary Capital Programme: North Yorkshire

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) the Vale of York and (b) North Yorkshire have participated in the Primary Capital Programme in 2009. (291694)

Funding for the national roll out of the Primary Capital Programme commenced in April 2009. It follows that very few of the projects to be funded wholly or partly through the programme have actually commenced on site at this stage. I am pleased to confirm, however, that North Yorkshire's county council's Primary Strategy for Change has been approved and funding of £11.97 million to support local delivery over the two year period 2009-11 has been duly confirmed. Decisions about the prioritisation of individual projects are rightly matters for local determination. My officials have been advised following inquiries made to officers at North Yorkshire that building work is expected to commence shortly at the following schools:

Norton Community Primary School

Hinderwell Community Primary School

Barrowcliffe Community Primary School

Friarage Community Primary School

Although none of these schools are located in the Vale of York constituency, the programme aims to support local authorities in renewing around half of all primary schools by 2023. More detailed information about the work planned can be obtained from the local authority.