§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
55, 56 and 57. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many exemptions were granted in 1958 under the Education (Exemptions) (Scotland) Act, 1947, in respect of local authority junior secondary schools, local authority senior secondary schools, other local authority schools, direct-grant schools, and independent schools;
(2) in respect of each education authority in Scotland, how many exemptions were granted in 1958 under the Education (Exemptions) (Scotland) Act, 1947;
(3) if he will state, in respect of each education authority, the length of the period of exemption for 1958 granted to children under the Education (Exemptions) (Scotland) Act, 1947.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
Education authorities have themselves not yet collected all the information which would enable me to give the required answers. I expect it to be available next month, and I shall send it to the hon. Member as soon as it reaches me. I am, however, circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT116W the maximum number of exemptions notified this year to each education authority.
Following are the figures:
Education Authority Maximum Number of Exemptions Notified Counties: Aberdeen 1,500 Angus — Argyll 100 Ayr 250 Banff — Berwick 370 Bute 50 Caithness 100 Clackmannan 100 Dumfries 825 Dunbarton 400 East Lothian 400 Fife 5,000 Inverness 350 Kincardine — Kirkcudbright 165 Lanark 1,200 Midlothian 1,200 Moray and Nairn 650 Orkney — Peebles 90 Perth and Kinross 750 Renfrew 150 Ross and Cromarty 450 Roxburgh 350 Selkirk 90 Stirling 200 Sutherland 80 West Lothian 800 Wigtown — Zetland 60 Burghs: Aberdeen — Dundee 2,000 Edinburgh — Glasgow — Total (Scotland) 17,680