HC Deb 17 July 1856 vol 143 c977

said, he wished to ask the hon. Gentleman the Secretary of the Treasury if he would have any objection to state that the Biennial Grant to the Episcopal Church of Scotland was not withdrawn because it had been misapplied. Such an impression had obtained some prevalence in Scotland.


said, that the Government had no reason to believe that the grant had been applied to any but the purpose for which it was intended. It had never been placed upon the Votes, but had been made upon the responsibility of the Government, and defrayed out of the Vote for civil contingencies for the ensuing year. It had become the duty of the Government to consider whether they should withdraw the grant, or should place it regularly upon the Votes; and they had adopted the former course.