Marlyn Glen MSP

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Scottish Labour MSP for North East Scotland

Education expenditure increase in Dundee under Labour

13 November 2010

 

Marlyn Glen, has released information she has obtained from the Scottish Government which shows that in the last two-year period of the previous Labour-led administration in Dundee there were increases in expenditure per pupil in both Dundee primary and secondary schools in both cash terms and in real terms, after taking inflation into account.

These latest available figures cover the period 2007-08 to 2008-09.

Ms. Glen said,

” More money being spent on pupils’ education in Dundee helps them to fulfil their potential and to transform their life chances.

“Investment in education is an investment in the future of our city and in their future as well”

Spending on primary school pupils in Dundee rose from £4,395 in 2007-08 per pupil to £4,823 in 2008-09 per pupil

This represents an increase in spending of £428 per pupil in cash terms and an increase of 6.7 per cent in real terms, taking inflation into account.

In doing so, the expenditure rose to the Scottish average

In the secondary sector in the city, spending on secondary school pupils in Dundee rose from £6,665 in 2007-08 per pupil to 6,958 in 2008-09 per pupil

This represents an increase in spending of £293 per pupil in cash terms and an increase of 1.5 per cent in real terms, taking inflation into account.

In doing so, the expenditure per secondary pupil overtook the Scottish average by £293.

Ms. Glen said,

” More money being spent on pupils helps them to fulfil their potential and to transform their life chances.

“Investment in education is an investment in the future of our city and in their future as well”

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