§ Mr. THOMAS O'DONNELL
asked the Lord Advocate whether he will state the amounts voted by Parliament for secondary schools in Scotland during each of the past five years, and what is the amount per pupil in average attendance?
The amount voted for secondary schools in Scotland is included in the Vote for "Grants for Continuation Classes and Secondary Schools." The amounts spent in grants to secondary schools from the Vote named during the years in question are as follows:—
The rates of grant are at present £3 on the average attendance of qualified pupils over twelve, and £5 for pupils who have obtained the Intermediate Certificate of the Department.
£ 1905–6 … … 17,208 1906–7 … … 17,967 1907–8 … … 21,073 1908–9 … … 34,594 1909–10 … … about 36,000