§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what sum is expended in one year on educational research within the schools in Scotland; what proportion of this is disbursed through the Scottish Council for Research 187W in Education; and what proportion goes directly to the local authorities.
§ Mr. Ross
In the current financial year I expect to make grants of about £23,000 to the Scottish Council for Research in Education and about £9,000 to other bodies for research related to the work of Scottish schools. Education authorities also conduct and assist research of this kind but no specific grant is made to them for the purpose.