HC Deb 07 January 2003 vol 397 c131W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his response was to recent representations on targets connected with(a) the implementation of asset management plans by local educational authorities and (b) the rewording of substantial school repair projects. [88326]

Mr. Miliband

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has sent no response to representations on these targets. In recent weeks, officials have had meetings with representatives of the Construction Products Association to give details of the capital strategy and the role of the DIES in providing support for capital investment in their buildings by schools and LEAs. The Department is currently considering how best to collect information on the delivery of improved school buildings without imposing undue bureaucratic burdens locally or centrally.