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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08983: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08627 by John Swinney on 24 April 2017, whether it will provide the information broken down by (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special school.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 May 2017

Data detailing spending on additional support for learning is collected from local authorities via the Local Financial Returns (LFR). There are four years of data available on spending for additional support for learning, from 2012-13 to 2015-16.

As highlighted in the answer to question S5W-08627, there are issues around the quality of this data. Work is on-going to improve the consistency of the data that is returned. However, the lack of consistency in how local authorities have broken down the information to primary, secondary and special categories means that this data does not consistently represent the levels of spending in different categories of schools in local authorities.

Table 1 - which should not be used to make comparisons between years and between local authorities - shows the reported gross revenue expenditure on additional support for learning education (Primary) from 2012-13 to 2015-16

Table 1 - Additional Support for learning Expenditure - Primary - (£000s)

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

All Local Authorities

67,777

56,923

61,693

62,236

Aberdeen City

6,872

884

4,238

4,419

Aberdeenshire

-

-

-

-

Angus

-

-

-

-

Argyll & Bute

2,773

2,780

2,768

2,718

Clackmannanshire

232

96

-

-

Dumfries & Galloway

313

6,412

6,404

6,452

Dundee City

3,209

3,203

3,466

3,628

East Ayrshire

-

-

-

-

East Dunbartonshire

2,212

2,265

2,325

2,010

East Lothian

2,785

2,785

2,785

2,786

East Renfrewshire

2,045

1,969

1,961

1,992

Edinburgh, City of

-

-

-

-

Eilean Siar

-

-

-

-

Falkirk

-

-

-

-

Fife

-

-

-

-

Glasgow City

12,311

12,029

12,037

12,601

Highland

14,011

-

-

-

Inverclyde

-

-

-

-

Midlothian

1,713

1,816

2,439

2,542

Moray

85

88

84

101

North Ayrshire

-

-

-

-

North Lanarkshire

8,262

9,199

8,233

8,617

Orkney Islands

-

1,104

1,159

1,276

Perth & Kinross

1,052

1,808

1,773

1,822

Renfrewshire

2,024

2,534

2,635

2,471

Scottish Borders

-

-

-

-

Shetland Islands

-

-

-

-

South Ayrshire

525

575

583

583

South Lanarkshire

6,890

6,907

7,112

7,713

Stirling

463

469

1,691

505

West Dunbartonshire

-

-

-

-

West Lothian

-

-

-

-

Source: Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.

Table 2 - which should not be used to make comparisons between years and between local authorities - shows the reported gross revenue expenditure on additional support for learning education (Secondary) from 2012-13 to 2015-16

Table 2 - Additional Support for learning Expenditure - Secondary - (£000s)

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

All Local Authorities

55,187

54,842

46,597

44,681

Aberdeen City

6,188

2,158

2,623

2,895

Aberdeenshire

-

-

-

-

Angus

-

-

-

-

Argyll & Bute

3,162

3,169

3,156

3,099

Clackmannanshire

-

-

-

-

Dumfries & Galloway

2,242

2,342

2,322

2,153

Dundee City

1,718

1,359

1,487

1,588

East Ayrshire

-

11,282

-

-

East Dunbartonshire

1,155

1,569

1,683

1,600

East Lothian

1,971

1,990

1,990

1,900

East Renfrewshire

1,527

1,518

1,467

1,447

Edinburgh, City of

-

-

-

-

Eilean Siar

-

-

-

-

Falkirk

-

-

-

-

Fife

-

-

-

-

Glasgow City

11,116

10,737

10,814

10,934

Highland

10,741

-

-

-

Inverclyde

-

-

-

-

Midlothian

1,556

1,578

1,808

1,856

Moray

22

17

14

4

North Ayrshire

-

-

-

-

North Lanarkshire

3,501

4,410

5,676

3,752

Orkney Islands

-

812

901

900

Perth & Kinross

-

1,005

1,058

1,106

Renfrewshire

1,504

2,011

2,062

1,802

Scottish Borders

-

-

-

-

Shetland Islands

-

-

-

-

South Ayrshire

502

490

510

449

South Lanarkshire

7,023

7,056

7,725

7,825

Stirling

1,259

1,339

1,301

1,371

West Dunbartonshire

-

-

-

-

West Lothian

-

-

-

-

Source: Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.

Table 3 - which should not be used to make comparisons between years and between local authorities - shows the reported gross revenue expenditure on additional support for learning education (Special) from 2012-13 to 2015-16

Table 3 - Additional Support for learning Expenditure - Special - (£000s)

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

All Local Authorities

367,738

436,685

463,295

470,034

Aberdeen City

14,918

8,474

13,878

14,210

Aberdeenshire

25,619

28,938

30,726

31,861

Angus

2,890

2,858

2,658

906

Argyll & Bute

2,394

2,545

2,644

2,597

Clackmannanshire

5,482

6,236

7,030

6,742

Dumfries & Galloway

6,676

5,316

5,414

5,618

Dundee City

6,363

7,504

8,151

8,029

East Ayrshire

11,000

-

11,051

10,162

East Dunbartonshire

8,338

8,618

8,929

8,400

East Lothian

7,797

8,143

8,017

7,831

East Renfrewshire

6,544

7,077

7,210

7,410

Edinburgh, City of

27,853

36,405

39,161

39,101

Eilean Siar

4,961

5,167

4,772

4,791

Falkirk

19,019

18,327

18,822

18,965

Fife

24,712

27,305

28,823

30,843

Glasgow City

67,692

65,017

65,589

63,592

Highland

4,518

36,947

36,464

39,529

Inverclyde

8,471

8,803

8,319

8,478

Midlothian

8,580

8,188

8,603

8,847

Moray

10,532

10,462

10,761

11,293

North Ayrshire

-

10,065

10,767

10,067

North Lanarkshire

26,698

25,581

26,243

26,774

Orkney Islands

1,351

1,122

1,401

1,511

Perth & Kinross

-

11,381

11,718

11,400

Renfrewshire

15,877

15,768

16,020

17,616

Scottish Borders

914

3,435

3,887

3,625

Shetland Islands

-

5,075

4,938

5,032

South Ayrshire

810

10,666

11,577

12,090

South Lanarkshire

17,672

18,049

17,828

18,724

Stirling

2,942

2,922

2,866

3,102

West Dunbartonshire

10,438

12,377

11,140

12,914

West Lothian

16,677

17,914

17,888

17,974

Source: Local Financial Returns – Education (LFR 1) statistical return provided by local authorities to the Scottish Government.