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Nursery Schools

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was (a) the total public expenditure on nursery schools and classes for each year from 1975 to 1985 and (b) the total public expenditure on these services as a percentage of the gross domestic product of Scotland for each of these years.

The information available on total public expenditure on nursery schools and classes is as follows:

£ million

1976·7712·6
1977·7813·1
1978·7912·3
1979·8013·5
1980·8116·5
1981·8218·4
1982·8322·2
1983·8422·0
1984·8524·0
1985·8626·2

Note: Comparable figures for 1975–76 are not available.

The percentage which these sums represent of estimated Scottish GDP is 0·1 for each year.