HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc203-4W
Mr. Collins

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the new schools to be built in(a) Bassetlaw, (b) Birmingham, Northfield, (c) Birmingham, Perry Barr, (d) Blaydon, (e) Blyth Valley, (f) Bootle, (g) Bradford, West, (h) Braintree, (i) Burton, (j) Coventry, North-West, (k) Coventry, South, (l) Dover, (m) Ealing, North, (n) Eltham, (o) Feltham and Heston, (p) Forest of Dean, (q) Gateshead, East and Washington, West, (r) Hammersmith and Fulham, (s) Hendon, (t) Hornsey and Wood Green, (u) Ilford, North, (v) Kettering, (w) Knowsley, South, (x) Lancaster and Wyre, (y) Leeds, North-East, (z) Leeds, West, (aa) Leicester, East, (bb) Lewisham, Deptford, (cc) Liverpool, Riverside, (dd) Loughborough, (ee) Manchester, Withington, (ff) Milton Keynes, North-East, (gg) Northampton, South, (hh) North-West Leicestershire, (ii) Reading, East, (jj) Reading, West, (kk) Rugby and Kenilworth, (ll) Sheffield, Attercliffe, (mm) Sheffield, Hillsborough, (nn) Sittingbourne and Sheppey, (oo) Stevenage, (pp) Stockton North, (qq) Stoke-on-Trent, (rr) Stourbridge, (ss) Thurrock, (tt) Tyne Bridge, (uu) Wallasey, (vv) Wansbeck, (ww) Waveney, (xx) West

List of schools being built or due to be built in the near future
Constituency School name
(a) Bassetlaw Bassetlaw post 16 and community learning centre—December 2002
Bircotes and Harworth Community Secondary School—December 2002
Hartland Comprehensive School—December 2002
Portland Comprehensive—December 2002
Retford Oaks High—December 2002
The Elizabethan High School—December 2002
The King Edward VI School—December 2002
Tuxford Comprehensive School—December 2002
Valley Comprehensive School—December 2002
(c) Birmingham, Perry Bar Kingsland Primary School—March 2003
St. James CE Jl School (VC)—March 2003
(k) Coventry, South St. Mary's and St. Benedict's Catholic Primary—2002
(m) Ealing, North West London Academy—December 2002
(q) Gateshead, East and Washington, West St. Edmund Campion Roman Catholic—2003
(s) Hendon Akiva—2004
(y) Leeds, North-East Allerton Grange—November 2003
Carr Manor new High School—November 2003
(bb) Lewisham, Deptford Ashmead Primary School—April 2002
Childeric Primary School—April 2002
Lewisham 2 Haberdashers—March 2004
Crofton School—April 2002
Gordonbrock Primary School—April 2002
(cc) Liverpool, Riverside Shorefields School—June 1999
Vauxhall VA Primary School—June 1999
Liverpool 2 Kensington—August 2003
(ff) Milton Keynes Christ the Sower—2003
St. Bernadettes—2002
(gg) Northampton, South Delapre Middle School—December 2002
Duston Upper School—December 2002
St. Crispins Primary—December 2002
(ll) Sheffield, Attercliffe Westfield School—November 2002
(rr) Stourbridge—Dudley Colley Lane Primary School—June 2000
(xx) West Lancashire Guerdon Church—2003

Lancashire, (yy) Wirral, West, (zz) Wolverhampton, North-East and (aaa) Wolverhampton, South-East; and when the decision was taken to build them. [153776]

Mr. Miliband

The following annex lists the schools and academies that, to our knowledge, are being built or are scheduled to be built in the near future.

However, as the majority of capital funding is now allocated to local education authorities by formula, so that they can fund locally agreed priorities, the Department does not collect detailed information about all new schools being built within an authority. Therefore additional information on this should be held locally.

Overall capital investment is set to rise from £3.8 billion this year to over £5 billion in 2005–06, compared to under £700 million in 1996–97. Within the overall funding for 2003–04, £512 million has been allocated on the basis of demonstrated basic need (new pupil places). However, it is for local education authorities to decide whether or not they need to build a new school in order to accommodate all pupils in their area.

The hon. Member will be aware that we have just announced successful projects for the first wave of the Building Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild or renew all secondary schools within a 10–15 year period.