Investment in Schools
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Asked by: businessbaron-ga
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14 Jan 2003 05:56 PST
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Question ID: 142478
Basically, how much money is the Government putting into the UK school building programme, at present and projected for the next few years? How much of this is PFI (Private Finance Initiative) money? Also, how much is being spent each year on maintenance of schools (i.e - building and grounds maintenance, catering, security, cleaning etc)? Documents that might help - the Treasury Spending Review 2002, and a linked document that was published by the Government in late 2002, called something like "Investment in the Future" or "Investment and the future" or "Investment for reform" etc. websites - www.hm-treasury.gov.uk and Dept for Education and Schools (DfES) www.dfes.gov.uk
Re: Investment in Schools
Answered By: jumpingjoe-ga on 14 Jan 2003 08:01 PST
The Department for Education and Skills has a website for teachers called TeacherNet. You can find this at http://www.teachernet.gov.uk In the Frequently Asked Questions section of the site, an answer to a question about the condition of school buildings contains the following: A total of £8.7 billion is allocated for schools buildings over the Spending Review 2000 period: £2.2 bn in 2001-02, £3.0 bn in 2002-03 and £3.5 bn in 2003-04. This includes Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits of £450/£850/£850m over the three years. The £3.0 billion of capital investment in 2002-03 compares with £683 million in 1996-97. Details of allocations to 2005-06 arising from the Spending Review 2002 will be announced in due course. Link to TeacherNet FAQ: http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/Management/ResourcesFinanceandBuilding/funding/capitalfundingforschoolbuildings/capitalfundingFAQs/ The response also mentions that the money from the programme is for capital purposes only, and therefore may not be used for maintenance and general repair. These are met from the general education budget allocated to Local Eduation Authorities each year. You can view these figures in the DfESs Annual Report, here: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/deptreport2002/expandinv/expenditure.shtml I hope my response fully answered your question. If you feel I have left points unanswered, or if you have further enquiries, please use the link to request a clarification of my answer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address your interesting request. PS Apologies for the FAQ lengthy link above, if it doesn't work use this: - http://makeashorterlink.com/?E24A21513
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