HC Deb 05 May 1967 vol 746 cc141-2W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated public expenditure made by his Department in 1957–58, 1962–63, 1966–67, and 1967–68 on grants to students in full-time further education and at teacher training establishments, respectively.

Mr. Ross

The figures for Scottish expenditure on grants from public funds to students in full-time university and further education and at teacher-training establishments are as follows:—

Full-time University and Further Education Teacher-Training £ million Total
1957–58 (actual) 2.5 0.6 3.1
1962–63 (actual) 5.5 1.8 7.3
1966–67 (estimate) 9.3 3.2 12.5
1967–68 (estimate) 9.9 3.5 13.4


1. The figures are not at constant prices.

2. The figures include expenditure on grants given by the Scottish Education Department and by the education authorities. Responsibility for awards for university degree and comparable courses was transferred from the education authorities to the Department in 1961. In respect of 1957–58, therefore, most of the expenditure relates to awards made by education authorities; in respect of the other years, most of the expenditure relates to awards by the Scottish Education Department.

3. The figures include expenditure incurred on grants under the Scottish Studentship Scheme (post-graduate study in Arts subjects) and under the Teacher's Special Recruitment Scheme. They exclude awards to Scottish students from Exchequer funds other than the Department's vote (e.g. by the Research Councils).