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£100bn capital spending plan

Chief Secretary for the Treasury Danny Alexander has unveiled a plan to invest billions infrastructure, including £10 billion to clear a 'backlog' in schools investment.

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The Government's capital spending plan in numbers

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander set out the Government's plans for £100 billion-worth of capital spending today.

Here are some of the key figures:

  • £10 billion to clear the "backlog" of repair and investment in schools
  • £28 billion over six years for the enhancement and maintainance of roads
  • £3 billion over three years for 165,000 new affordable homes
  • £370 million to improve flood defences in 2015, which will increase every year to 2020
  • £250 million to extend superfast broadband to 95% of the population by 2017
  • £200 million to digitise HM Revenue & Customs' customer service
  • £150 million for improved health research, including the study of dementia
  • £100 million for a new prison in North Wales

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