HC Deb 18 November 1958 vol 595 cc115-6W
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 REPORT the maximum number of exemptions notified this year to each education authority.

Following are the figures:

Education Authority Maximum Number of Exemptions Notified
Aberdeen 1,500
Argyll 100
Ayr 250
Berwick 370
Bute 50
Caithness 100
Clackmannan 100
Dumfries 825
Dunbarton 400
East Lothian 400
Fife 5,000
Inverness 350
Kirkcudbright 165
Lanark 1,200
Midlothian 1,200
Moray and Nairn 650
Peebles 90
Perth and Kinross 750
Renfrew 150
Ross and Cromarty 450
Roxburgh 350
Selkirk 90
Stirling 200
Sutherland 80
West Lothian 800
Zetland 60
Dundee 2,000
Total (Scotland) 17,680