§ MR. CHARLES DOUGLAS (Lanarkshire, N.W.)
To ask the Lord-Advocate whether he can state the amounts to be paid into the Education (Scotland) Fund from the several sources prescribed in the Education (Scotland) Bill.
(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) There are certain balances, referred to in Section 31 (3) of the Bill in the hands of the Department, which amount at the present time to about £230,000 in all. These will constitute the nucleus of the special fund referred to in Section 32; and, subject to the sources of revenue being productive in the same degree as at present, the annual payments to the general fund after its establishment might be expected to be, approximately, as follows:—Under Section 31 (1) (A) (about) £69,000; under Section 31 (1) (B) (about) £60,000; under Section 31 (2) (A) £60,000; under Section 31 (2) (B) (about) 1361 £37,000; under Section 31 (2) (C) £60,000; under Section 31 (2) (D) (about) £223,000; in all (about) £509,000 annually.