HC Deb 30 January 2001 vol 362 cc109-10W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the required level of(a) outcome-related funding for New Deal for Disabled People programmes and (b) other New Deal programmes. [147734]

Ms Hodge

The central focus of New Deal is to secure jobs for unemployed people. Each New Deal aims to provide effective help in tackling the barriers that people face in getting work. In the New Deal for Disabled People we have given job brokers very wide discretion as to how they help people into jobs. In support of this wide flexibility much of the funding is geared to job entries and sustained employment rather than to stages and processes. The precise funding arrangements for other New Deals vary according to the detailed design and objectives for each programme.

Table A: New Deal for schools. Allocations to schools in the Hampstead and Highgate constituency
Year School Project details Grant awarded (£)
1997–98 Hampstead Secondary School Refurbishment of ground floor laboratory and conversion into two smaller units 1178,000
Brookfield Primary School Fitzjohn's Primary School Creation of additional teaching space as a new classroom Refurbishment/upgrade and enclosure of external toilets
1998–99 Christchurch Primary School Reconstruction of boundary wall 10,067
Parliament Hill School Food technology room-full refurbishment 58,432
Carlton Primary School Refurbishment of lantern lights to main roof 22,325
1999–2000 Gospel Oak Primary School Replacement of teaching block 310,764
Gospel Oak Primary School Structural works repairing foundation and defective windows 113,405
2000–01 Brookfield primary School Replacement of temporary classrooms and new library building 173,875
Included within a two school package:
Parliament Hill Secondary School Conversion and upgrade of science laboratories 1147,609
Included within a six school package:
New End Primary School Replacement of lead supply pipework 1154,889
Rosary RC Primary School
1 Denotes total allocations made to package projects covering more than one school. Camden local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools in the Hampstead and Highgate constituency which benefited from these allocations.

Table B: All capital allocations to Camden local education authority
1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01
Basic Credit Approvals 216 36 284 579 845
Supplementary Credit Approvals 43 183 65 225 211
Grant to Voluntary Aided Schools 89 188 223 374 556
New Deal for Schools 178 621 761 1,902
School Security Grant 33 42 46 46
Removal of Outside Toilets 70
Energy Efficiency Initiative 51
Key Stage 1 Class Size Initiative 110
National Grid for Learning Grant 500 384 457