HC Deb 14 July 1998 vol 316 c145W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average size of a hospital in Scotland in terms of(a) number of beds and (b) employees; if he will estimate the average capital cost of building and equipping such a hospital; and if he will give the average costs of running such a hospital at 1998–99 prices. [50173]

Average number of taught classes, number of pupils, number of full-time equivalent teachers, capital costs of building and equipping a new school and revenue costs per education authority school
Primary Secondary
Number of taught classes September 1997 7.7 Not available
Number of pupils September 1997 192 788
Number of full-time equivalent teachers1 September 1997 9.6 59.7
Capital cost of building and equipping a new school2 Not available Not available
Budgeted school running cost3 at 1997–98 prices April 1997–March 1998 £345,000 £2,211,000
Budgeted school running cost3 at 1998–99 prices4 April 1997–March 1998 £355,000 £2,273,000
1Information on non-teaching staff was not collected in September 1997
2Information is not held centrally on the costs of building and equipping new schools
3The budgeted school running cost is provided to each School Board annually. It may not necessarily include all the costs of running the school. Other costs may be incurred, for example, capital spending or a proportion of total education authority expenditure on services such as those provided by advisers and psychologists
4Adjusted according to GDP deflator

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