Education

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th March 2003.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-31350

To ask the Scottish Executive what the increase in spending per (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupil has been in each year, compared with the previous year, since 1996-97 to date, broken down by local authority.

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

The information requested is set out in the tables. 2000-01 is the latest financial year for which information is available.

This table shows the increases (or decreases) in per primary pupil costs (in local authority schools) from 1996-97 to 2000-01

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Increase between 1996-97 and

1997-98

Increase between 1997-98 and

1998-99

Increase between 1998-99 and

1999-2000

Increase between 1999-2000 and 2000-01

Aberdeen City

£85

£65

£218

£141

Aberdeenshire

£29

£78

£104

£108

Angus

£86

£169

£94

£201

Argyll and Bute

-£272

£151

£80

£235

Clackmannanshire

£22

£129

£155

£119

Dumfries and Galloway

£17

£92

£175

£124

Dundee City

£156

£58

£181

£123

East Ayrshire

£53

-£34

£221

£80

East Dunbartonshire

-£28

£105

£240

£135

East Lothian

-£19

£241

£334

-£50

East Renfrewshire

£33

£158

£196

£91

Edinburgh, City of

£89

£124

£197

£145

Eilean Siar

£161

£340

£406

£429

Falkirk

-£19

£117

£72

£104

Fife

£15

£150

£167

£179

Glasgow City

-£33

£135

£221

£255

Highland

£18

£100

£196

£61

Inverclyde

£0

£162

£240

£93

Midlothian

£112

£89

£216

£146

Moray

£1

£155

£182

£274

North Ayrshire

£65

£77

£172

£157

North Lanarkshire

£72

£68

£161

£158

Orkney Islands

-£22

£151

£367

-£19

Perth and Kinross

£30

£78

£220

£125

Renfrewshire

-£11

£139

£208

£205

Scottish Borders

-£157

£87

£182

£149

Shetland Islands

£34

£368

£476

£685

South Ayrshire

£76

£29

£336

£82

South Lanarkshire

£33

£22

£180

£317

Stirling

-£48

£135

£185

£35

West Dunbartonshire

£6

£91

£305

£78

West Lothian

-£94

£108

£158

£114

This table shows the increases or decreases in per secondary pupil costs (in local authority schools) from 1996-97 to 2000-01

Increase Between 1996-97 and

1997-98

Increase Between 1997-98 and

1998-99

Increase Between 1998-99 and 1999-2000

Increase Between 1999-2000 and 2000-01

Aberdeen City

£89

£53

£320

£34

Aberdeenshire

£70

£133

£216

£86

Angus

£80

£198

£143

£236

Argyll and Bute

£99

£223

£30

£308

Clackmannanshire

£3

£190

-£36

-£56

Dumfries and Galloway

-£2

£178

£162

£89

Dundee City

£74

£48

£249

£206

East Ayrshire

£77

-£49

£130

£5

East Dunbartonshire

-£16

£274

£211

£56

East Lothian

-£130

£148

£331

-£59

East Renfrewshire

£109

£136

£200

£69

Edinburgh, City of

£81

£185

£234

£71

Eilean Siar

£11

£232

£1,128

£203

Falkirk

£21

£211

£127

£897

Fife

-£15

£258

£100

£140

Glasgow City

-£267

£328

-£44

£278

Highland

-£87

£137

£273

£194

Inverclyde

£39

£223

£316

£9

Midlothian

£77

£238

£226

£11

Moray

-£52

£162

£231

£158

North Ayrshire

£51

£181

£251

£159

North Lanarkshire

£95

£64

£197

£212

Orkney Islands

£132

£370

£329

£64

Perth and Kinross

£102

-£24

£187

£5

Renfrewshire

-£16

£164

£178

£55

Scottish Borders

-£48

£25

£148

£111

Shetland Islands

£304

£240

-£743

£1,151

South Ayrshire

£44

£191

£246

£207

South Lanarkshire

£108

£98

£182

£17

Stirling

-£47

£231

£265

£23

West Dunbartonshire

-£72

£231

£228

£121

West Lothian

-£94

£169

£197

-£79

Notes:

Pupil numbers are taken from annual (September) School Census returns.

Expenditure figures are derived from local authority financial returns. They cover total expenditure met from council tax, non-domestic rates, Revenue Support Grant and specific grants and include expenditure on school transport, milk and meals, pupil bursaries and accommodation.

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