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25 Nov 08 £800m on school buildings and facilities - including a quicker than expected revamp of primary schools, the installation of 300 kitchens, the conversion of rooms to allow them to be used by mother-and-baby groups and other community organisations, energy-saving measures in around 140 secondary schools and the upgrading of secondary classrooms "to improve personalised learning"  More.....

• £800m on school buildings and facilities - including a quicker than expected revamp of primary schools, the installation of 300 kitchens, the conversion of rooms to allow them to be used by mother-and-baby groups and other community organisations, energy-saving measures in around 140 secondary schools and the upgrading of secondary classrooms "to improve personalised learning" .

• £442m improving colleges and universities - including scientific research facilities.

• £200m on energy efficiency and other improvements to council homes.

• £175m on major repairs to council homes.

• £150m on providing 2,000 more homes for social rent.

• £100m to "key regeneration and housing infrastructure projects".

• £700m on increasing motorway capacity and getting 200 new carriages on to the railways.

• £50m (as well as £100m of new money) on energy efficiency and heating upgrades for 60,000 homes under the Warm Front programme.

• £100m on upgrading up to 600 general practitioners' surgeries to training practices in areas lacking doctors.

• £20m on flood defences - helping 27,000 homes.

• £5m on improving the waterways network.

• £20m on improving the facilities of the Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Police Improvement Agency to help staff relocate outside London a year early.
 

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