HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc689-90W
30. Ms Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the current estimate of outstanding capital works in schools in England.

Mr. Forth

Information from the 1991 NAO report on school buildings suggests that some £2 billion, at 1990 prices, was required to deal with the outstanding capital needs of school buildings. In 1994–95, Government support for capital and repair work at maintained schools will total over £600 million, much of which will go towards improving the school stock.

This comes on top of total Government support between 1991–92 and 1993–94, including support for sixth form colleges up to 1993–94, amounting to almost £2 billion.