HC Deb 31 January 1964 vol 688 c103W
Mr. Bence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the ratio in Scotland of expenditure on education by the local authorities to grants by the Exchequer.

Mr. Noble

A specific grant at the rate of 100 per cent. is paid on the net expenditure on school midday meals, school milk and the removal of war works. Almost all the remaining expenditure by local authorities on education is aided by the general grant, but no part of this grant is earmarked for education. The proportion of general grant to relevant expenditure on all general grant services is a little over 60 per cent. Most local authorities receive further aid towards their expenditure, including that on education, through Exchequer equalisation grant.

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