'Identifiable spending per head in Scotland on education in 1994-95 was over a quarter higher in Scotland than in the UK as a whole and nearly a third higher than in England. Had spending per head on education in Scotland been limited to the UK average, we would actually be spending £820m less. It is instructive to note that this figure was more than the combined Scottish Office spending in 1994-95 on Higher Education and Further Education.
'This provision allows us to have the smallest class sizes in both primary and secondary schools in Great Britain. It permits higher participation rates after the age of 16. And, in higher education, where there is a net inflow of students from the rest of the UK, it reflects longer and higher-cost courses such as medicine, engineering and science.
'With regard to housing, identifiable expenditure per head in Scotland in 1994-95 was 71% higher than the UK average and almost double that of England.