§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answer 6 March 2001]: I refer my hon. Friend to the letter sent to him on 16 February by the Secretary of State concerning increases in funding that the Government have made available to Gloucestershire local education authority since 1996–97.
Information showing the schools in the Stroud constituency, which benefited under the New Deal for Schools, is shown in Table A. These allocations formed
Table A: New Deal for Schools—Allocation to schools in the Stroud constituency Year/school Project details Grant awarded (£) 1997–98 Dursley CE Primary Provision of inside toilets and hall; improvement to staff facilities/security; rewiring 1435,000 1998–99 Rodborough Community Primary Maintenance and improvement works, including replacement of HORSA classrooms 285,452 Cam House Special Remodelling/refurbishment of science provision and urgent maintenance works 118,104 Park Infant Maintenance and improvement works, including replacement HORSA classrooms 233,560 Slimbridge Primary Maintenance and improvement works, including replacement of HORSA unit 181,012 1999–2000 Saul CE Primary Replacement of prefabricated mobile classroom 94,191 Cam House Special Provision of science facilities, classroom and window refurbishment 229,684 Dursley CE Primary Removal of asbestos materials 2323,381 Rodborough Community Primary Saul CE Primary Archway Bisley Blue Coat CE Primary Provision of fire alarm systems 2318,263 Cam Woodfield Infants Cashes Green Primary Coaley CE Primary Kings Stanley Infants Randwick CE Primary Saul CE Priamry Sheepscombe Primary Uley CE Primary Callowell Primary Fire precaution upgrade works 2395,089 Cashes Green Primary Dursley CE Primary Eastcombe Primary Eastington Primary Kings Stanley Junior Longney CE Primary Slimbridge Primary Whiteshill Primary Cam Woodfield Infant Berkeley Vale Cam House Special 2000–01 Archway Replacement of four temporary classrooms 423,568 Sapperton CE Primary
part of the £12.482 million investment made so far in schools in Gloucestershire local education authority under the New Deal for Schools programme.
The New Deal for Schools was introduced as a new additional programme targeted specifically at addressing the backlog of urgent repairs in school buildings that had built up under the previous Administration. It is in addition to other capital funds made available to Gloucestershire local education authority.
In total, since 1997, Gloucestershire local education authority has received some £54.887 million of funding for capital investment in school buildings as shown in Table B.
Nationally, investment in school buildings has tripled from £683 million a year in 1996–97 to over £2 billion in 2000–01. It will be £3.2 billion in 2003–04, including grant, credit approvals and Private Finance Initiative credits. There will be central Government investment of £7.8 billion in school buildings in total from 2001–02 to 2003–04. 733W
Table A: New Deal for Schools—Allocations to schools in the Stroud constituency Year/school Project details Grant awarded (£) Woodchester Endowed CE Primary Part of package to replace heating boilers 21,099,238 Berkeley Vale Community Stroud High Rednock Removal and replacement of asbestos building materials 2503,438 Eastcombe Primary Uley CE Primary Marley Provision of joint music facility for both schools 572,772 Stroud High Callowell Primary Provision electrical fire alarm systems 2269,651 Cam Everlands Primary Cashes Green Primary Dursley CE Primary Rodborough Community Primary Sharpness Primary The Thrupp Berkeley Vale Community St. Dominic's RC Primary Electrical re-wiring and cross bonding 2253,294 St. Josephs RC Primary The Rosary RC Primary Maidenhill Cam Everlands Primary Fire Precaution upgrading works 2407,475 Cam Woodfield Infant Cashes Green Primary Dursley CE Primary Eastington Primary Park Infant Park Junior Rodborough Community Primary St. Dominic's RC Primary Whiteshill Primary Berkeley Vale Community Thomas Keble Cam House Special 1 Denotes total allocations made to projects in Phase 1 of the New Deal for Schools programme. Gloucestershire local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at this school. 2 Denotes total allocations made to package projects covering more than one school. Gloucestershire local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools in the Stroud constituency which benefited from these allocations
Table B: Central Government capital investment in schools in Gloucestershire local education authority £000 Funding stream 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 Total Basic Credit Approvals 6,837 2,858 7,158 10,399 27,252 Supplementary Credit Approvals 166 541 362 919 1,988 Grant to Voluntary Aided Schools 387 233 451 1,086 2,157 New Deal for Schools 435 1,676 3,625 6,746 12,482 School Security Grant 117 147 201 201 666 Key Stage 1 Class Size Initiative — 181 564 559 1,304 National Grid for Learning Grant — 750 586 2,008 3,344 Assistance with Asset Management Plans — — 92 — 92 Seed Challenge Funding — — — 314 314 Removal of Outside Toilets — 416 — — 416 Energy Efficiency Initiative — 103 — — 103 Devolved Formula Capital for Schools — — — 4,346 4,346 Renewal of School Laboratories — — — 319 319 Secondary Learning Support Units — — — 100 100 Schools Access Initiative Grant 4 — — — 4 Total 7,946 6,905 13,039 26,997 54,887