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Statement from Steve
Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, on Merseyside watch list
SEFTON Central MP, Bill Esterson,
has described as:- "pitiful" the Government commitment for the
rebuilding of just 50 of the country's thousands of Schools as he reiterated his
concern for a local Primary School in need of major works.
Mr Esterson said that Lydiate Primary School in his constituency was:-
"desperate" for a rebuild and that current plans to plough thousands of
pounds into repeated repairs of the same areas over and over again at the School
were simply an uneconomical "sticking plaster".
The MP compared the Conservative Government's ₤1bn plan to the ₤55bn scheme
announced by the last Labour Government in 2004; Building Schools For the
Future; to rebuild every secondary School in the country by 2020. The scheme was
scrapped by the coalition Conservative and LibDem Government, in 2010. The last
Labour Government also had a ₤1.9bn Primary Capital Programme to rebuild Primary
Mr Esterson said:- "₤1bn is a pitiful amount compared with the ₤55billion
which was planned before this Government scrapped the Schools rebuilding
project, Building Schools for the Future and the Government is looking to
rebuild just 50 Schools in the country, when several thousand need to be
rebuilt. Compare that to Labour's previous plan to rebuild every secondary
School and invest more than 50 times as much in School buildings that are fit
for the education of our children. Lydiate Primary School has been a victim of a
lack of investment over the years. It is a brilliant School which is well led
with some fantastic teaching, but it is let down by the repairs that are needed,
including a new roof, rewiring, replacement windows, concrete repairs and
repairs to a School playground. All these works are planned, but it is hundreds
of thousands of pounds of spending which will ultimately only be a sticking
plaster because as one problem is solved more problems crop up due to the
overall state of the buildings. Lydiate Primary is desperate for a rebuild."
Mr Esterson recently wrote to the Government to ask that Lydiate Primary be
prioritised for a rebuild under the ₤1bn scheme.
The Schools Minister Baroness Berridge responded to say:- "We cannot make
any commitments about individual Schools at this stage. Investment will be
targeted at School buildings in the worst condition across England, starting
with 50 Schools in most need of repair. Further details will be confirmed in the
autumn, and we expect construction works on the first projects to begin from
Mr Esterson said:- "I will continue to push for the necessary funds for
Lydiate Primary to get the School buildings they deserve. Ultimately trying to
repair crumbling buildings will work out more expensive in the long run than a
rebuild as each repair has to be carried out repeatedly because of the state of
the buildings. The Government must focus this funding on the Schools most in
need, not just picking the areas where it is most politically convenient for
them to be seen to be investing funds and improving infrastructure."
Total UK cases COVID19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:-
3,497 cases and the
total number now stand at:-
365,174, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be:-
9 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is:-
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
863. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
In England, there are a total of:-
315,284 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:-
59,637 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
3,335 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,439
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
Blackburn with Darwen,
Blackpool, 1,148 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 3,143 confirmed cases.
Bury, 1,799 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,525 confirmed cases.
Cheshire West and Chester,
Lancashire, 9,116 confirmed cases.
Manchester, 4,906 confirmed cases.
Oldham, 3,226 confirmed cases.
Preston, 1,644 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, 2,509 confirmed cases.
Salford, 2,142 confirmed cases.
Stockport, 2,139 confirmed cases.
Tameside, 2,234 confirmed cases.
Trafford, 1,835 confirmed cases.
Warrington, 1,656 confirmed cases.
Wigan, 2,511 confirmed cases.
Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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