HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 cc585-7W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest figure of total available places in List D schools in Scotland; and what is the latest total number of applications for such places.

Mr. William Ross

At 12th October 1975 the number of vacancies expected in the List D schools in the ensuing four-week period was 67; the number of outstanding

these years; and if he will list them county by county.

Mr. William Ross

Figures for 1964–65 are not available in a suitable form. 1966–67 is the earliest year for which information comparable with that for 1974–75 is available. The figures are as follows:

standing applications for these vacancies was 593. The devising of a more satisfactory system of the allocation of places has been the subject of consideration in recent months between my Department, representatives of the List D schools and directors of social work. A memorandum setting out details of a revised scheme was issued to all interested parties on 26th September, and comments were invited by 15th November.