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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03692: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 11 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent in each year since 1999 to support pupils at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh as part of the aided places scheme under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 October 2016

The Scottish Government does not hold all of the information requested. As set out in the Scottish Public Finance Manual, financial records should normally be retained for six years.

The Scottish Government holds the information requested from 2004 onwards. The following table sets out how much has been spent as part of the aided places scheme at St Mary’s Music School since 2004.

Financial Year

Total Amount (£)

2004-05

1,025,045

2005-06

1,132,487

2006-07

1,150,332

2007-08

1,229,012

2008-09

1,230,589.93

2009-10

1,314,142.89

2010-11

1,331,923.74

2011-12

1,234,258

2012-13

1,252,,891.48

2013-14

1,258,398.40

2014-15

1,281,258.90

2015-16

1,289,134.02