§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will state what sum of money was allocated last year under the Scottish Education Department's Minute of the 27th April, 1899, and the Education and 1402 Local Taxation Account (Scotland) Act, 1892, respectively, to secondary schools under the management of authorities other than school boards; and will he indicate how the total income of such secondary schools last year compares with each of the two previous years.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) The sum of money allocated last year under the Minute of 27th April, 1899, to secondary schools under the management of authorities other than school boards was £13,300. Information as to the sum allocated to these schools, in terms of the Education and Local Taxation Account (Scotland) Act, 1892, last year is not available, the accounts of secondary education committees for 1907–8, in which such information will be given, not having yet been submitted to the Scottish Education Department. The corresponding sum for the year 1906–7 was £6,420. The total income of such secondary schools in respect of each of the last three financial or school years for which information is available was as follows:
These sums do not include the balances in hand of £5,204, £6,493, and £8,288, respectively, at the beginning of the years in question.
£ 1904–5 115,854 1905–6 112,039 1906–7 113,820