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Education And Training Costs

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the total annual cost of education and training undertaken by his Department; and whether he is able to make an estimate of the cost of training carried out by the private sector in Scotland.

The Estimates total cost of training by all sources for the Scottish Office during 1978–79 was £2·25 million which includes salaries and related costs

£ million at 1979 1979–80survey prices*1980–81
(a) Local Authorities
General subsidies—
Rate fund contributions to local authority housing48
Total general subsidies48
Rent rebates—
Rate fund contributions4
Rent allowances2
Total income related subsidies6
Local authorities2
Total current expenditure5659
Local authority gross expenditure—
New dwellings93
Improvement investment97
Improvement grants19
Gross lending to private persons for house purchase and improvement20
Loans and grants to housing associations5
Total local authority gross expenditure248215
Sales and repayments—
Land and dwellings—
Local authorities- 11
Associated lending (gross)6
Repayments- 1
Repayments of loans to private persons for house purchase and improvements- 14
Repayment of loans to housing associations- 1
Total sales and repayment–21–33
Total capital expenditure228182
Total local authority expenditure284241

of students but excludes travel and subsistence, figures for which are not separately available. It is not possible to estimate the cost of training carried out by the private sector in Scotland.