HC Deb 21 December 1954 vol 535 cc2581-2
30. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount per head of population spent on technical education in each Scottish education authority area.

Mr. J. Stuart

As the reply consists largely of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thomson

Will the Secretary of State bear in mind the urgency of persuading many local authorities to increase facilities in this very important aspect of education, particularly in the field of pre-apprenticeship and day-release training?

Mr. Stuart

I am in agreement with the hon. Gentleman.

Following is the reply: On the basis of the estimated populations of the areas concerned in mid-1953 and their unaudited returns for 1953–54, their expenditure per head on further education (excluding capital expenditure and contributions to other authorities in respect of students being educated in their areas) is given in the table below. Precise figures for expenditure on technical education are not available, but it is estimated that in 1953–54 it amounted to about £1.16 million, or 62 per cent. of the total expenditure incurred by education authorities on further education. The figures in the table do not include the provision for advanced technical education made in central institutions, the total expenditure on which for 1952–53 (the latest year available) was about 1.3 million, excluding capital expenditure.
Education authority Expre. per head of Population
Aberdeen (Cnty.) .24
Angus .13
Argyle .09
Ayr .31
Banff .13
Berwick .20
Bute .09
Caithness .12
Clackmannan .37
Dumfries .14
Dunbarton .22
East Lothian .15
Fife .39
Inverness .13
Kincardine .09
Kirkcudbright .21
Lanark .53
Midlothian .20
Moray and Nairn .17
Orkney .36
Peebles .15
Perth and Kinross .21
Renfrew .18
Ross and Cromarty .12
Roxburgh .25
Selkirk .25
Stirling .34
Sutherland .49
West Lothian .11
Wigtown .20
Zetland .23
Aberdeen .59
Dundee .61
Edinburgh .41
Glasgow .54