§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he would state the amount of the increased grant for public education in Scotland last year, and also the amount put on the Estimates this year for the ensuing year; if he would state the Exchequer's contribution to the 593 teachers' pensions for each of the last ten years; and whether he would state the annual sums payable as pensions to the different classes of public teachers in Scotland?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
As may be seen from the published Estimates, the net increase in last year's Vote for Public Education in Scotland on the previous year's was £106,434, including a sum of £33,650 for building grants to training colleges. The amount on the Estimates for this year of £2,336,594, a net increase of £82,869 on last year's vote. The Exchequer contributions towards teachers' pensions in Scotland for each of the last ten years were (commencing with year 1901–02), £8,895, £9,607, £10,324, £11,041, £11,450, £12,378, £13,231, £14,324, £15,698, and £16,879. The information requested in the last part of the hon. Member's question is not available in the form asked for.