HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c230W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by how much the Government will reduce spending on education in Scotland in the coming year; and by what value the school building programmes of each region and island authority will be affected.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The detailed figures for Scottish programmes in 1980–81, including local authority expenditure, will be made available on 16 November when my right hon. Friend meets the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

The provisional allocations for capital expenditure on education in 1980–81, which have just been notified to local authorities, are as follows:

Authority £ thousand at estimated November 1979 prices
Border 990
Central 1,815
Dumfries and Galloway 1,805
Fife 2,380
Grampian 7,690
Highland 1,865
Lothian 10,375
Strathcylde 13,395
Tayside 1,440
Orkney 570
Shetland 2,385
Western Isles 850

NOTES: i. There is no separate allocation for school building: the allocations for education cover nursery, primary, secondary and special schools and further education colleges.

ii. Further adjustments may be made before final allocations for 1980–81 are notified to authorities.

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