The Deputy is trying to shout me down because I am putting on record the track record of the Opposition Party in Government. In 1990 the figure was £16.7 million. Those figures damaged progress in eliminating substandard buildings. With regard to Urbleshanny, which the Deputy mentioned, that school was given the go ahead but it was taken off the list because only half of the funding was secured. In 1996 there was not a shortage of capital but a long backlog of sheer, criminal neglect. I spent £30.9 million last year and we are completing two capital building programmes a week. However, although there has been extraordinary input and commitment by the Government, the neglect in the years I mentioned have made it difficult to eliminate the backlog as quickly as should be the case.
I do not take all the glory. I recognise the responsibility of other people. I also admit a significant number of schools still require attention. However, in the case of schools that have benefited from the recent injection of funding, the school communities will take responsibility for those schools and for maintaining the standard of the buildings. I would like to be able to say that the investment made available to me by the Government was such that I had eliminated the backlog of problems. Nevertheless, the improvement has been enormous and the Deputy will see from the booklet that there is an order in which projects are dealt with. Equally, the boards of management have the responsibility of coming to the Department of Education for funding.