§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money has been devoted to funding education research projects by his Department in each of the last five years; and what percentage of education spending this represents. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The expenditure on educational research projects by the Scottish Office education department for the last five years is as set out in the table together with the percentage of overall education expenditure. The education expenditure represents direct funding by central Government which from 1 April 1993 included the funding of all higher education in Scotland, and from the same date the funding of further education colleges. The arts and local authority funding are not included.
Research Expenditure £000's Education Expenditure £000's percentage 1990–91 1,301 364,067 0.36 1991–92 1,401 473,095 0.30 1992–93 1,406 570,517 0.25 1993–94 1,417 1,113.835 0.13 1994–95 1,334 1,236,635 0.11