HC Deb 18 March 1998 vol 308 c620W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent per pupil at primary schools in Scotland in real terms in(a) 1979, (b) 1989 and (c) the most recent year for which figures are available. [34020]

Mr. Wilson

The information is given in the table. 1995–96 is the latest financial year for which information is currently available. The figures, which are derived from local authority financial returns, do not include the cost of home to school transport, school meals, education authority central administration costs and loan charges.

Year Amount
1979–80 1,203
1989–90 1,780
1995–96 1,866


Expenditure per primary school pupil, adjusted to 1995–96 prices using the GDP deflator