§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the expenditure per(a) primary school and (b) primary school pupil in real and constant price terms in every year since 1979; and what are the corresponding figures excluding staffing costs. 
Lord James Douglas Hamilton
Information on annual budgeted expenditure for each primary school in Scotland, and per pupil for each such school, is contained in reports published annually since 1993 by the audit unit of Her Majesty's inspectors of schools. A copy of the most recent report—"Scottish Schools: Cost 1993–94 and 1994–95"—has been placed in the Library.