HC Deb 23 November 2000 vol 357 c299W
17. Mr. Heppell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the impact on schools in Nottingham of measures announced in the Chancellor's pre-Budget statement. [138377]

Jacqui Smith

Schools in Nottingham City Local Education Authority received £992,000 in total at the start of this year for devolved formula capital allocations. The extra £200 million funding announced by the Chancellor in his recent pre£Budget Report will allow this amount to be almost doubled for this year.

UK schools will share £200 million. Every maintained school in England will get a share of £167 million in the current financial year (2000–01) for capital projects to address the needs of their school buildings. This means that a typical secondary school will get direct capital of £36,000 and a primary school £12,000.

Details of how the extra £5 million for the National e-Learning Foundation will be distributed at local level have not yet been finalised.