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Secondary Schools

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the statutory duties of regional authorities regarding the provision of individual subjects in Scottish secondary schools.

Under section 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962, education authorities are required to secure that adequate and efficient provision is made for the teaching of Gaelic in Gaelic-speaking areas; and under section 8 of the Act an education authority may not discontinue religious

ROAD EXPENDITURE £'000—SCOTLAND
New construction and improvementsMaintenance
Total expenditure on public roadsTrunk roadsOther roadsTrunk roadsOther roadsAdministration All roads
1976–77
Tayside32,61522,1582,4701,2852,6212,426
Scotland192,33243,85047,78110,61748,20613,258
1977–78
Tayside34,81222,7621,5691,0434,5492,302
Scotland230,49357,69342,42512,24370,70819,383
1978–79
Tayside*19,828*1,570**
Scotland*58,285*14,131**
* Not available.