§ Mr. MacArthur
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children were attending local authority fee-paying schools in Scotland at the latest convenient date; and how many children at these schools had their fees paid by persons or bodies other than local authorities.
§ Mr. Ross
In January, 1966, 17,537 pupils attended local authority fee-paying schools in Scotland, of whom 9,204 were in primary departments and 8,333 in secondary departments.
The available information indicates that only a very small proportion of pupils attending such schools throughout the country receive free places from local authorities. I do not have details.