§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the total amount spent on education by Tayside region in each of the past five years; and what is the corresponding information for all aggregated local government expenditure on education in Scotland.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information, obtained from local authority expenditure returns, is shown in the following table:
Net expenditure by education authorities on education £000 Out-turn prices Tayside Scotland 1978–79 54,001 798,637 1979–80 63,721 936,164 1980–81 76,959 1,144,886 1981–82 86,962 1,276,713 1982–83 92,693 1,363,152