HC Deb 07 May 1998 vol 311 c506W
25. Mr. Quinn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many schools have benefited from the extra money made available for repairs and maintenance since May 1997. [40062]

Mr. Byers

Over 6,000 schools have benefited from the first two rounds of the New Deal for Schools programme. There will be further rounds and we expect this programme to result in an extra £2 billion being spent on improving our schools by the end of this Parliament. In addition we will be announcing in June which schools will benefit from the £35 million made available to remove the need for outside toilets and the £15 million for energy enhancement measures which were included in the March Budget.