HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c140W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average cost of educating a pupil at (a) primary school and (b) secondary school; and how this compares with five years ago in real terms.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

In 1978–79 the figures, at November 1978 prices, were:

  1. a. £415; and
  2. b. £703.

Statistics for 1973–74 were not collected in such a way as to permit comparable figures to be calculated.