HC Deb 08 November 2001 vol 374 c427W
Ms Munn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her plans for further public investment in schools. [11358]

Mr. Timms

This Government are investing unprecedented sums to modernise schools. Since 1997, annual capital and recurrent investment in schools has increased by almost £5.5 billion in real terms, from £20.6 billion to over £26 billion. Our plans allow for a further real terms increase of £2.5 billion over the next two years.