HC Deb 18 December 2002 vol 396 cc834-5W
Dr. Stoate

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what measures he is taking to improve security arrangements in(a) primary and (b) secondary schools; [87805]

(2) what grants are available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to improve on-site security arrangements. [87806]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

The Department has produced a range of guidance on school security, most recently the video "Can You See What They See?". Advice is also available on the school security website www.dfes.gov.uk/schoolsecurity.

In 2002–03 funding of £10 million was provided to local education authorities from the capital modernisation fund for school security projects. This was allocated on a formula basis for their maintained schools, and it is for them to decide how best to use the funding to improve security in both primary and secondary schools.