Schools: Asbestos:Written question - 49360

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Asked by Rachel Reeves
(Leeds West)
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Asked on: 19 October 2016
Department for Education
Schools: Asbestos
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the Education Funding Agency budget has been allocated to fund the removal of asbestos from schools in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (b) 2018, (d) 2019 and (e) 2020.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 24 October 2016

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) does not hold a breakdown of funding information, in the format requested, in relation to the removal of asbestos or renovation of school buildings.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the primary responsibility for managing asbestos lies with the person or persons responsible for the maintenance or repair of a building. For schools, this will be the local authority, school governors or academy trust.

The table below summarises the capital budgets from 2011-12 to 2016-17 that were provided for school maintenance, refurbishment and rebuilding, including where appropriate the removal and/or safe containment of asbestos-containing materials. As these works are covered by the capital funding programmes listed below, the Department does not allocate a separate budget for this purpose; and there are no plans to do so in future years.

The Department does not hold directly comparable allocation or expenditure data on prior years.

(All values £m)

2011-12 Budget

2012-13 Budget

2013-14 Budget

2014-15 Budget

2015-16 Budget

2016-17 Budget

School Condition Allocations (funding provided to local authorities and voluntary-aided schools)

1,054

861

749

699

690

661

Devolved Formula Capital (funding provided direct to schools)

185

162

149

138

134

130

Funding for academies, multi-academy trusts, state-funded special schools and other specialist providers for state-funded pupils (including DFC).

161

376

504

562

576

617

Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) (delivered by central government)

0

0

90

603

999

1,050

Total

1,400

1,399

1,492

2,002

2,399

2,458

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