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Schools: Derbyshire

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on (a) primary and (b) secondary school refurbishment in (i) Derbyshire and (ii) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1997. (296066)

Capital allocations are made on a local authority basis, and are then prioritised locally. Similarly, local authorities determine the relative spend on primary and secondary schools. Accordingly, there is no central record of spend for North East Derbyshire, or of the split between primary and secondary schools.

School capital allocations to Derbyshire for school improvement, during the 14 year period 1996-97 to 2009-10, total £633 million. The local authority will also have spent revenue funding on those elements of refurbishment that are of a revenue nature. The total referred to above includes an allocation of nearly £115 million for the Building Schools for the Future programme.