Schools: Asbestos:Written question - 228116

Asked by Mark Hendrick

Named Day

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Asked on: 18 March 2015
Department for Education
Schools: Asbestos
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding was provided to each local authority in 2014 to remove asbestos in schools.
Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 23 March 2015

In 2014-15 the Department for Education allocated over £650 million to local authorities and their schools in capital funding to be spent on improving the condition of their school buildings. This was in addition to the approximately £750 million in funding we allocated to academies, academy trusts and other schools outside of local authority control for this purpose in 2014-15. Local authorities, academy trusts and schools themselves are best placed to judge when asbestos needs to be removed, or other works are necessary to make it safe, and can use this funding to carry out that work as required.

The department has recently announced £4.2 billion in funding for responsible bodies to spend on improving the condition of their school buildings during 2015-18.

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