HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c718W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria are used by her Department for the allocation of basic needs grants to schools.[14561]

Mr. Timms

Basic need is the requirement for additional school places in areas of population growth.

Funding for this is normally provided through the allocation of Basic Credit Approvals to local education authorities or grant to the governors of voluntary aided schools.

The criteria used by the Department to assess basic need are contained in the "Guide for the Schools Capital Allocation Round" issued to local education authorities annually, copies of which have been placed in the Library.