HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c368W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total contribution from public funds to private schools in Scotland by way of(a) the assisted places scheme, (b) payments for the children of Foreign Office and defence personnel and (c) any other sources in the latest available financial year.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 13 May 1994]: The information requested in respect of funding by central Government is set out below:

Financial year 1993–94
(a) Assisted Places Scheme 9,865,660
(b) Foreign and Commonwealth Office 265,409
(c) Grant-Aided Schools 2,586,906
Grant-Aided Special Schools 6,062,350
St. Mary's Music School Aided Places Scheme 634,512

In addition, funding by the Ministry of Defence for the Queen Victoria school, Dunblane, which provides education primarily for the sons of Scottish soldiers, sailors and airmen, for the financial year 1993–94 was £2.96 million; and the total estimated boarding school allowance paid for children of defence personnel at boarding schools in Scotland in the most recent year for which information is available—1991–92—was around £3.30 million.