The Chief Secretary announced that the Government would be spending an additional £10 billion on school upgrades, alongside plans to rebuild the worst 261 schools.
Danny Alexander said:
We are rebuilding 261 of the worst schools as part of the Priority Schools Building programme. With the money committed today, we will complete this by 2017 - two years early.
But there are many other schools in need of repair and investment. The last government stopped even checking just how many schools were in need of repair. We have started again.
We will put £10 billion behind this, enough to clear the urgent backlog and we are investing too to create one million new places in a decade, across the country, including in Lancashire, Leeds and London.
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