HC Deb 21 February 1996 vol 272 c201W
20. Mr. Burden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment she has made of the level of capital spending in schools in the financial year 1996–97. [14696]

Mrs. Gillan

Capital expenditure on schools for 1996–97 cannot be projected at this stage. It will depend on the level of self-financed expenditure by local authorities. Planned central Government support for capital work in maintained schools is nearly £700 million—a 6.7 per cent. increase on 1995–96.