§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the ratio of nursery places to population in each of the regional council and local authorities for the most recent years for which figures are available.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The information requested is as follows:
Education authority nursery pupils as a percentage of the total population in each education authority area: September 1992. Education Authority Number of pupils as a percentage of total population1 Scotland 0.9 Borders 0.5 Central 1.0 Dumfries and Galloway 0.8 Fife 1.3 Grampian 0.9 Highland 0.4 Lothian 1.2 Strathclyde 0.8 Tayside 0.9 Orkney 1.0 Shetland 1.2 Western Isles — Strathclyde Divisions:
Education Authority Number of pupils as a percentage of total population1 Argyll and Bute — Ayr 0.7 Dunbarton 0.6 Glasgow 1.3 Lanark 0.5 Renfrew 0.8 1 The most recently available.