HC Deb 27 April 1999 vol 330 cc126-7W
7. Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what resources are being made available for school buildings and refurbishment in Scotland in the current financial year. [80995]

Mrs. Liddell

Of the £1.3 billion additional expenditure on education in Scotland over the next three years, £629 million is available for schools. Gross capital resources allocated to authorities for 1999–2000 amount to £377.3 million to cover all their non-housing capital programmes. Within these programmes, priority will be given to improving and replacing school buildings, consistent with the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review. In addition, £26.7 million is available directly under the New Deal for Schools.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

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