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Education: Staffordshire

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding has been allocated for capital expenditure on educational establishments in Staffordshire in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; (310470)

(2) how much was allocated for capital expenditure on education in Staffordshire in (a) 1997 and (b) in each year since 2007.

The following table sets out total school allocations to Staffordshire for the financial year 1996-97, and for the financial years 2006-07 to 2010-11.

Total allocations (£ million)

1996-97

3.7

2006-07

61.9

2007-08

43.1

2008-09

38.6

2009-10

67.1

2010-11

35.3

The £61.9 million allocation in 2006-07 includes £23.0 million for an academy. The £67.1 million in 2009-10 includes £14.7 million advanced from 2010-11 as part of the Government’s fiscal stimulus.

Capital funding is allocated to local authorities and schools who will prioritise how it is spent. This can be prioritised for direct capital expenditure such as classrooms, or for expenditure which is more of an establishment nature such as administration offices within schools. Records are not maintained centrally of the different types of expenditure.