§ Mr. Gallie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland in the current revenue support grant provision for Strathclyde regional council, what proportion is intended for the purpose of education; and what proportion of that sum is considered necessary to meet nursery education requirements.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
[holding answer 5 June 1992]: Local authority current expenditure is supported by aggregate external finance—AEF—which consists of non-domestic rate income—NDRI—revenue support grant—RS—Gand specific grants. The NDRI and RSG components are not hypothecated to particular services.