To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the education element of the allocation to Strathclyde regional council for 1987–88; and if he will make a statement.
As regards revenue expenditure, rate support grant is paid in support of an authority's income generally. It is not attributed to particular services. For capital expenditure the allocation to the council for educational purposes is £20,378,000. This figure may be enhanced by capital receipts raised by the region or by virement from its other capital programmes.