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S5O-00200: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what investment it is making, and plans to make, in school infrastructure in Edinburgh Northern and Leith.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 September 2016

The Scottish Government is currently providing significant investment of £62.5 million to the City of Edinburgh Council through the Government's Schools for the Future programme. The City Council is the third largest beneficiary from the programme, to replace three secondary schools and one primary. These projects were identified by the City of Edinburgh Council as its priority schools for investment.

The Government committed in our manifesto, that no child should have to learn in a school that is in poor or bad condition. Therefore during this Parliament, we will bring forward new proposals to build upon the success of our school building programme which rebuilt or refurbished 607 schools – almost a quarter of the school estate – between 2007 and 2015.