§ 22. Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what account he has taken of the changes in the numbers on school rolls within each constituency in the Grampian regional council area when deciding the capital allocation for school buildings.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Capital allocations for school buildings are distributed according to our assessment of education authorities' relative needs and priorities. Several factors are taken into account, including pupil numbers. Each authority is considered as a whole, not on the basis of individual constituencies.