§ 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.