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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 37381, tabled on 18 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on free school projects that did not result in the establishment of a school in each year since 2011.

Answered on

23 May 2016

The total pre-opening revenue expenditure for free school projects that opened or were withdrawn or cancelled in 2011 to 2015 is published on GOV.UK at:

The capital costs of all free school projects, including any costs incurred on projects that have withdrawn, are included in the Department for Education’s annual accounts which are published on GOV.UK at:

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