§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the credit approvals allocated to Sefton borough in each year from 1997 to 2004; and if he will specify the projects which received approvals and their associated cost. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The table lists credit approvals issued to Sefton local education authority for the financial years 1997–98 to 2001–02, and shows those schools for which the credit approvals were allocated, together with details of the projects supported, where this information is known. Credit approvals for local authorities for the years beyond 2001–02 have not yet been issued. Sefton local education authority will have had discretion as to the application of credit approvals to specific projects and will be able to provide more information about the individual projects which have been supported through credit approvals.659W
Credit approvals allocated to Sefton local education authority (LEA) Year/school Project Credit approval awarded £000 Freshfield Community Primary SAI project 2 Larkfield Community Primary SAI project 42 Linaker Community Primary SAI project 1 Thomas Gray Community Infant SAI project 4 Range High SAI project 8 Waterloo Community Primary SAI project 5 St. John's CE Primary, Crossens SAI project 10 St. Luke's CE Primary, Formby SAI project 4 Holy Spirit Catholic Primary SAI project 2 St. George's Catholic Primary SAI project 3 St. Peter's CE Primary SAI project 1 Holy Family Catholic High SAI project 10 2000–01 LEA-wide allocation Annual Capital Guideline Settlement: Commitments arising from previous years 1868 Formula 1380 Basic Need 1202 Minor Works 1139 Chesterfield High Enhance facilities for the teaching of sport 100 Ronald House Special Alterations 42 Bedford Primary SAI project 11 Birkdale Primary SAI project 10 Larkfield Primary SAI project 7 Linaker Primary SAI project 6 Range High SAI project 17 St. John's CE Primary, Crossens SAI project 3 St. Luke's CE Primary, Formby SAI project 4 Twelve schools SAI project 2147 English Martyrs Catholic Primary SAI project 2 St. Nicholas CE Primary SAI project 1 St. Peter's CE Primary SAI project 2 2001–02 LEA-wide allocation Annual Capital Guideline settlement: Commitments arising from previous years 12,725 Basic Need 1225 LEA co-ordinated voluntary local programme (LCVAP) 1101 Holy Family RC High LEA liabilities on project to provide 47 additional sixth form places 23 Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary LEA liabilities in respect of project to create nursery 2 1 This credit approval was LEA-wide; Sefton LEA can provide details of how this funding was used. 2 Details of which school(s) benefited from this credit approval are not readily available; Sefton LEA can provide details of which school(s) benefited from this funding.
Explanation of terms used in tableCommitments—funding to meet commitments that have arisen from allocations made in previous years;Special Educational Needs (SEN)—funding to meet costs of statutorily approved projects at SEN schools;Basic Need—allocation towards the cost of providing sufficient numbers of school places;Formula—allocation made on a per pupil basis;VA Minor Works—funding to meet LEA liabilities for projects costing less than £250,000 at Voluntary Aided (VA) schools;Surplus places removal—funding to remove surplus places;LEA Co-ordinated Voluntary Local Programme (LCVAP)—this has replaced the Minor Works programme, and is broadly similar.
§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the projects that(a) the New Deal for Schools programme and (b) Seed Challenge funding have supported in the borough of Sefton in each year since 1997; which it will support in each year up to 2004; and how much money (i) has been and (ii) will be allocated to each project. 660W
§ Jacqui Smith
The table shows those schools in the borough of Sefton which are benefiting from investment through the New Deal for Schools programme, allocated over the four years from 1997–98 to 2000–01. These allocations total £6.768 million. In the same period, Sefton local education authority has been allocated some £19.536 million of funding in total for capital investment in schools.
A total of £196,000 of Seed Challenge funding was made available to Sefton local education authority in 2000–01. The authority will be able to provide a breakdown of individual projects and costings. 2000–01 is the first year in which Seed Challenge funding has been allocated to local education authorities.
In January this year, we announced that the New Deal for Schools would be extended over the next three years to 2003–04. Allocations which will benefit schools in Sefton local education authority, announced in January 2001 under the New Deal for Schools, total £11.23 million over three years; of this, £1.89 million is for 2001–02, £3.69 million for 2002–03 and £5.65 million for 2003–04. 661W This funding does not include the new £550 million New Deal for Schools Modernisation programme for which detailed allocations will be announced later this year.
An increase in Seed Challenge funding was also announced in January 2001, with allocations to Sefton local education authority totalling £970,000 over the three
New Deal for Schools Allocation for schools in Sefton local education authority Year/school Project Grant awarded (£) 1997–98 Included within an LEA-wide package: Hillside High Conversion and refit of laboratory 1836,000 Sacred Heart RC High Refit of three science laboratories Range High Refit of three science laboratories Christ The King RC High Refit of two science laboratories St. Winefride's RC Primary Major structural repair due to ground subsidence Litherland High Replace felt roof Maghull High Replace felt roof Ramborough Road Infant Replace two classroom units Lydiate County Primary Demolition of reinforced concrete covered walkway Grange County Primary Wet rot repairs and external painting 1998–99 Litherland High Heating repairs 55,850 Holy Trinity CE Primary Rewiring 55,850 Holy Trinity CE Primary Heating repairs 44,680 Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary Boiler replacement 44,680 Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary Replacement kitchen 112,310 St. Andrew's CE Primary Rewiring 55,850 Ainsdale High Fire safety improvements 11,549 Linacre Primary Heating repairs 61,435 1999–2000 Churchtown School Replace temporary accommodation 1,862,285 2000–01 Farnborough Road Infant and Junior, Bootle High, Christ the Church High Boiler replacement 2368,283 Hillside High Replace temporary classrooms 528,513 Forefield Infant Replace temporary classrooms 513,231 Greenbank High Replace temporary classrooms 424,253 St. Luke's Formby CE Replace temporary classrooms 605,594 Melling Primary Replace temporary classrooms 396,048 Forefield Junior Replace temporary accommodation 393,539 Waterloo Primary Replacement dining room 398,079 1Local education authorities (LEAs) were not required to specify individual project costs for phase 1 of the NDS programme, so the amount shown is the total allocation in that year to the LEA. Sefton local education authority holds project level information. 2 The total allocation made to package projects covering more than one school. Sefton local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools which have benefited from these allocations.