HC Deb 30 June 1965 vol 715 cc91-2W
Mr. Buchan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which fee-paying schools in Scotland receive mandatory rating relief through being classified as charitable organisations.

Mr. Ross

Information is not available as to the number of fee-paying schools in respect of which a claim for relief has been made. Any school qualified under Section 4(2)(a) of the Local Government (Financial Provisions etc.) (Scotland) Act, 1962, can secure mandatory rating relief. The following table lists the 40 grant-aided fee-paying schools which are qualified. For the 143 independent schools which do not receive Government grant, information is not available centrally whether fees are paid and whether they are charitable or conducted for profit.