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Schools: Northampton

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on school improvements in Northampton (a) between 1979 and 1997 and (b) between 1997 and 2009. (308707)

The Department has maintained central records of school capital allocations to local authorities from the financial year 1996-97. In the financial year 1996-97, Northamptonshire was allocated £7.5 million. In the 13 year period 1997-98 to 2009-10, the local authority has been allocated £612 million.

Expenditure on school improvements at local authority level may be slightly different, due to (a) other resources available locally and (b) timing differences resulting from procurement.