HC Deb 19 May 1999 vol 331 c390W
Mr. Peter Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the current level of per capita funding for students is in the Borders Region(a) in primary schools, (b) in secondary schools up to the age of 16 years and (c) for those aged between 16 and 18 years. [84174]

Mr. Macdonald

Per pupil expenditure by Scottish Borders Council in 1996–97, the latest financial year for which information is available, was £1,896 in primary schools, and £3,039 in secondary schools. 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. The returns do not identify expenditure according to the age of pupils.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.