Education

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 8th November 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30062

To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been invested in (a) primary and (b) secondary school education in each year since 1996, expressed in (i) cash and (ii) real terms.

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

Net revenue expenditure by local authorities on primary and secondary education is set out in the following table. 2000-01 is the latest financial year for which information is available.

Net Revenue Expenditure (in £000s) by Local Authorities on Primary and Secondary Education.

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Year

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Cash Terms

Real Terms

(at 2000-01 prices)

Cash Terms

Real Terms

(at 2000-01 prices)

1996-97

£843,943

£935,807

£952,848

£1,056,568

1997-98

£849,940

£914,249

£948,911

£1,020,709

1998-99

£888,312

£929,977

£997,212

£1,043,985

1999-2000

£960,050

£981,322

£1,058,875

£1,082,336

2000-01

£1,014,235

£1,014,235

£1,111,444

£1,111,444

Notes:

1. Information reported by local authorities to the Scottish Executive in annual Statistical returns (LFR1 Education).

2. Figures include expenditure met from council tax, non-domestic rates and Revenue Support Grant.

3. Figures exclude costs of home to school transport, school meals, education authority central administration costs, and loan and leasing charges (which are not divided between primary and secondary sectors).

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