HC Deb 23 November 2000 vol 357 cc312-3W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made of the impact of New Deal capital funding on the fabric of south Derbyshire schools [138373]

Jacqui Smith

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State requires all local education authorities (LEAs) to assess and review completed New Deal for Schools (NDS) projects in the context of their Asset Management Plans, which are submitted to the Department for scrutiny.

Nearly £1.3 billion has been invested in New Deal for Schools—almost £80 million in NDS1; £230 million in NDS2; £320 million in NDS3; and over £620 million in NDS4. Thirteen schools in the constituency of south Derbyshire have benefited—eight from allocations totalling £3,877,861 and five from multiple school projects with total allocations of £1,565,649. For

School name Project Allocation
Derby City LEA
Egginton Primary Provision of new temporary classroom} Total Derbyshire LEA allocation £1,125,000 (NDSI)
Church gresley Infant and Nursery Nursery
Hillton Primary Reorganisation—single site annexe rebuild
John Port School Complete replacement of falling concrete panels £297,860 (NDS2)
Newhall Infant Replacement School £2,494,515 (NDS3)
St. George's Ce Primary Replacement of temporary buildings £454,020 (NDS3)
Coton-in-the-Elms CE Primary Part of 9 school package for replacement of boiler systems Total allocation for package £121,000 (NDS4)
John Port School Essential replacement window units for Hills £230,000 (NDS4)
Derby City LEA
Merrill College Boulton Primary Complete rewire £96,938 (NDS2)
Boulton Primary Replacement of temporary buildings Part of 2 school package totalling £319,649 (NDS3)
Allenpark Infant Roof repair £57,255 (NDS4)
Shelton Infants and Junior Replacement boilers £99,702 (NDS4)
Noel-Baker Community Replacement of temporary laboratory £147,571 (NDS4)

Most NDS1 and NDS2 projects have been completed, but many NDS3 and NDS4 projects are still in progress or have yet to be started; it is too early to assess the full impact of NDS funding.