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S5W-06014: Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-13851 by Michael Russell on 16 April 2013, whether the Schedule to the Education (Lower Primary Class Sizes) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 has been updated and, if not, whether it is under review.

Answered by: John Swinney 13 January 2017

The Scottish Government has no plans at present to update or review the Schedule to the Education (Lower Primary Class Sizes) (Scotland) Regulations 1999. We remain fully committed to maintaining teacher numbers nationally, specifically the pupil teacher ratio, as a central part of our priority to improve education and attainment.