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Student Funding

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average funding per student in further education in Scotland in each of the last five years. [16509]

The average Government funding per full-time equivalent student in further education colleges in Scotland (in cash terms and rounded to the nearest £) over the last three years is shown in the list:

  • 1995–96: £2,812
  • 1994–95: £2,902
  • 1993–94: £2,811.
Employment numbers (full-time equivalents)
Executive NDPBs
Accounts Commission for Scotland1572077911
Crofters' Commission7676
Highlands and Islands Enterprise1350174
National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland4444
National Galleries of Scotland164164
National Library of Scotland217217
National Museums of Scotland270270
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh202202
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland6565
Scottish Agricultural and Biological Research Institutes:
Hannah Research Institute140
Macaulay Research Institute260260
Moredun Research Institute156156
Rowett Research Institute276276
Scottish Crop Research Institute343343
Scottish Arts Council8080
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration327662217183816
Scottish Community Education Council3030
Scottish Council for Educational Technology8888
Scottish Enterprise11,714694114949179
Scottish Environment Protection Agency637129164101
Scottish Further Education Unit2828

The figures for 1992–93 and 1991–92 are not compatible with those above. They include expenditure on other vocational education and assistance, transport, residential accommodation and bursary support and cannot be disaggregated.

  • 1992–93: £3,481
  • 1991–92: £3,228.