HC Deb 26 July 2000 vol 354 c665W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the new primary and secondary classrooms built in Shrewsbury and Atcham since 1997. [131706]

Jacqui Smith

Local education authorities may draw on a number of different sources for funding to build new classrooms. The Department does not currently collect information on how local authorities use their Annual Capital Guideline allocations, nor on what building projects are funded from authorities' own resources. Details of projects in the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency funded under the New Deal for Schools initiative, which included new classrooms, were given to my hon. Friend on 8 May 2000,Official Report, columns 291–92W. In addition, Shropshire local education authority has received £2.6 million under the Class Size Initiative. Two new infant classrooms have been built in the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency: one at Greenfields County Primary School, and one at Springfield County Infant School.