HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c250W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the rates bill at the latest available date is accounted for in Scotland by expenditure on education.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

In 1970–71, local authorities' net revenue expenditure—including loan charges—on education amounted to about £216 million representing 54 per cent. of total expenditure on services reckonable for rate support grant—£399 million. In the same year the amount of rates received was about £213 million.