26 October 2000

Alison Halford (Delyn):

Will she consider separate and additional funding from the Assembly budget for the provision of new school buildings. (OAQ7316)

Edwina Hart:

The proposals contained in the draft budget which was laid before the Assembly on 19 October and discussed in Plenary today, contained additions in the provision for capital expenditure for local education authority maintained schools of £5.525 million in 2001-02, £34.275 million in 2002-03 and £40.525 million in 2003-04 and additions for voluntary aided schools of £1.475 million in 2001-02, £2.475 million in 2002-03 and £3.475 million in 2003-04. This brings the total planned provision available for education capital to £293 million for the period to 2003-04.

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