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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
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Lancashire, (yy) Wirral, West, (zz) Wolverhampton, North-East and (aaa) Wolverhampton, South-East; and when the decision was taken to build them. 
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 200506, compared to under £700 million in 199697. Within the overall funding for 200304, £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 1015 year period.
|(a) Bassetlaw||Bassetlaw post 16 and community learning centreDecember 2002Bircotes and Harworth Community Secondary SchoolDecember 2002Hartland Comprehensive SchoolDecember 2002Portland ComprehensiveDecember 2002Retford Oaks HighDecember 2002The Elizabethan High SchoolDecember 2002The King Edward VI SchoolDecember 2002Tuxford Comprehensive SchoolDecember 2002Valley Comprehensive SchoolDecember 2002|
|(c) Birmingham, Perry Bar||Kingsland Primary SchoolMarch 2003St. James CE Jl School (VC)March 2003|
|(k) Coventry, South||St. Mary's and St. Benedict's Catholic Primary2002|
|(m) Ealing, North||West London AcademyDecember 2002|
|(q) Gateshead, East and Washington, West||St. Edmund Campion Roman Catholic2003|
|(y) Leeds, North-East||Allerton GrangeNovember 2003Carr Manor new High SchoolNovember 2003|
|(bb) Lewisham, Deptford||Ashmead Primary SchoolApril 2002Childeric Primary SchoolApril 2002Lewisham 2 HaberdashersMarch 2004Crofton SchoolApril 2002Gordonbrock Primary SchoolApril 2002|
|(cc) Liverpool, Riverside||Shorefields SchoolJune 1999Vauxhall VA Primary SchoolJune 1999Liverpool 2 KensingtonAugust 2003|
|(ff) Milton Keynes||Christ the Sower2003St. Bernadettes2002|
|(gg) Northampton, South||Delapre Middle SchoolDecember 2002Duston Upper SchoolDecember 2002St. Crispins PrimaryDecember 2002|
|(ll) Sheffield, Attercliffe||Westfield SchoolNovember 2002|
|(rr) StourbridgeDudley||Colley Lane Primary SchoolJune 2000|
|(xx) West Lancashire||Guerdon Church2003|
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Mr. Miliband: The information requested is not yet available. The Department is awaiting a complete dataset relating to the 200203 financial year from a number of local education authorities. I shall write to the hon. Member when all of the information for 200203 is to hand.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) financial and (b) other assistance is available to help schools adapt to the change in funding they receive as a result of falling rolls. 
Mr. Miliband: The minimum funding guarantee, which is part of the package of measures to restore stability and certainty to school funding over the next two years announced by the Secretary of State on 29 October, specifically recognises that schools with falling rolls have fixed costs for items such as cleaning, repairs and heating which do not reduce when pupil numbers go down. Such schools are guaranteed a per pupil funding increase in 200405 of more than 4 per cent., which is our guaranteed increase for schools where numbers do not change. In addition, LEAs can have safety nets in their local funding formulae to assist schools with falling rolls, and the mechanism which provides revenue support grant to authorities has one year data lag built into it designed to assist LEAs with overall falling rolls in their schools.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money on average was spent per pupil per day on school meals by East Riding of Yorkshire local education authority in each of the last three years in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools. 
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of Nottingham on its bid under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and if he will make a statement on the quality of the bid. 
Mr. Miliband: In July 2003, we announced guidance on the Building Schools for the Future programme which invited all authorities to apply for funding in the first wave of the programme, or to express an interest in inclusion in later waves. My officials then held a series of road shows around the country, to which all authorities were invited, where they were able to discuss the programme and the guidance in open sessions and also in one-to-one sessions with my officials.
Proposals for inclusion in the first wave of funding from 200506 have now been rigorously appraised against the criteria for prioritisation in the guidance, and we are shortly to make an announcement. Announcements on subsequent wave funding will be made later this year.
Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the criteria are for his decisions on the allocation of money for Schools for the Future; and if he will place a copy in the Library. 
Mr. Miliband: I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 15 January 2004, Official Report, column 896W. We published our criteria for prioritisation in the Building Schools for the Future Programme in July 2003, and is available for reference in the Libraries of the House.
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