§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding has been made available to Liverpool Blue Coat school for the improvement of physical education and changing facilities; when the local education authority was asked to provide information about the project to her Department; when approval was given; and when the work must commence and be completed in order to qualify for funding. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Liverpool LEA applied on 18 May 1994 for a supplementary credit approval of £150,000 to enable the Blue Coat school to rationalise its PE provision. This followed a letter from the then Secretary of State dated 19 April 1994 to the chairman of governors of the Blue Coat school explaining that if the LEA were unable to meet its liability from within existing resources, it was open to the LEA to apply for an SCA. The LEA was informed on 10 March 1995 that its application had been successful. The SCA may be used in respect of expenditure defrayed or credit arrangements entered into or varied during financial year 1994–95.