§ 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:
- a. £415; and
- b. £703.
Statistics for 1973–74 were not collected in such a way as to permit comparable figures to be calculated.