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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22401: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government on what date it will announce details of the Wave 4 capital spending for Edinburgh's schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 23 April 2019

The Wave 4 Programme is the City of Edinburgh Council's school infrastructure investment programme. However, through our Scotland's Schools for the Future Programme, the City of Edinburgh Council has been awarded over £63 million towards the construction of four school projects.

In spite of the good work of the programme, which completes in March 2020, there is still more to do. This is why the Deputy First Minister announced the new £1 billion schools investment programme at the end of November 2018. The Scottish Government are engaging with COSLA, and other key stakeholders, to agree a new Learning Estate Strategy and an outcomes based funding model for future schools investment.

The 2019-20 Local Government Finance settlement provides the City of Edinburgh Council with £110.6 million Capital funding, an additional £20.1 million (22.3%) compared to 2018-19.