§ 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.