Figures revealed at Budget Council on February 25th show that Labour has invested £169.6m in local schools over the course of the last four years.
The figures were revealed as part of a council question and revealed the amount of money that the council has had to spend to ensure there are enough good quality local school places to cover Ealing’s rising birth rate.
Cabinet member for Children and Young People, Cllr Jasbir Anand said:
“Labour is committed to providing all local children with a good quality education. There will be no return to the bad old days of the Tories with children forced into leaky porta-kabins.
The figures also show that the council has had to borrow £59m to cover the cost of providing the places. This is because the Tory Government is not providing us with enough money to meet demand. The Tories are letting local children down and Labour is stepping in the gap and defending our local community.”
The table below sets out actual and forecast spend on primary, secondary and special schools expansion over the four years 2010/11 to 2013/14. The current year 2013/14 shows the forecast position as at period 10.