HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 cc666-8W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the amount spent on the repair and maintenance of school buildings by local education authorities in Scotland in each financial year since 1989–90.

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 14 March 1994]: The available information is given in the table. The capital figures include expenditure on new building work as well as on repairs and maintenance, information on which is not recorded separately.

Current expenditure on repair and maintenance of school buildings and capital expenditure on school buildings
£ million at outturn prices
Current Capital
1989–90 76.630 66.884
1990–91 77.665 67.305
1991–92 86.485 72.572
1992–93 84.402 89.679


The figures for current expenditure have been compiled from local authority financial returns and for capital expenditure from capital payments returns submitted by local authorities to the Scottish Office.