§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland under what public expenditure headings costs of public relations, publications, and circulars to schools, parents and local authorities, incurred by the Scottish Office Department of Education are shown; and how much has been expended under each heading since 1979.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Since 1979, the Scottish Office Education Department (formerly the Scottish Education Department) has issued a wide range of materials to local authorities, schools and parents including consultation documents, circulars, regulations and publications.
The cost of these are included under a variety of public expenditure headings, either within Departmental running costs or within the votes appropriate to the subjects to which they relate. No single headings cover only costs related to these reports, circulars or publications. It is therefore not possible to identify such costs separately.