HL Deb 15 June 1998 vol 590 c118WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Sewel on 21 May (WA 198) on education expenditure in Scotland over the last 20 years, for the 18 years from 1979–80 to 1996–97 inclusive what was the average (a) expenditure at 1998–99 prices; (b) year-on-year increase; (c) year-on-year percentage cash increase; (d) year-on-year percentage real-terms increase. [HL2125]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

The additional information is as follows:

  1. (a) Average expenditure at 1998–99 prices: £3,665.7 million;
  2. (b) Average year-on-year increase at 1998–99 prices: £51.4 million;
  3. (c) Average year-on-year percentage cash increase; 7.5 per cent;
  4. (d) Average year-on-year percentage real-terms increase: 1.5 per cent.