§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the level of per capita funding budgeted for students is in the current financial year in the Borders Region in(a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
[holding answer 25 May 1999]: Information about budgeted school running costs is given in "Scottish Schools: Costs 1996/97 to 1998/99" published by the Audit Unit of HM Inspectors of Schools, which is available in the House of Commons Library. Information for the current financial year is not yet available.
From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.