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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 228829, tabled on 23 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent since May 2010 on underwriting the salaries of staff at free schools when their school did not open or open on time as planned.

Answered on

26 March 2015

The Department for Education does not have a full breakdown of revenue spent on staff salaries for proposed free school projects.

The total pre-opening expenditure for free school projects that opened or were withdrawn in 2011 to 2013 is published on the Department's website:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-expenditure-for-free-schools

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