§ 19. Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what direct grants are available from central Government for consolidating schools with a number of sites by rebuilding them on a single site; what the procedures are for applying for such funding; and what the time scale is for each type of grant. 
§ Jacqui Smith
A number of funding routes will be available from 2001x2013;02, which could be used for this purpose. Two routes may be best suited. For Voluntary Aided schools, proposals for such grant could have formed part of their capital funding applications to the Department, made via local authorities, by 30 September. Local authorities may also want to put in proposals for such projects, probably funded by borrowing approvals, under the Targeted Capital Fund, by 15 January. Overall capital expenditure plans for 2001–02 are £2.1 billion, compared with the £683 million a year spent under the previous administration in 1996–97.
Kingsbridge Community College is to receive £2.2 million for 2001–02, by means of an advance allocation of likely formula funding for condition for 2001–02.