§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of five-year-olds who will be enrolling for school in each of the next four years.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The estimated number of children who will be enrolling for the first time in education authority primary schools in Scotland in each of the next four years is given in the table below.
Estimated number of children enrolling in education authority primary schools Year 1980–81 65,500 1981–82 61,900 1982–83 60,400 1983–84 62,900
The figures include children who will not have attained the age of five by the time they commence primary education.