HC Deb 25 April 1882 vol 268 c1407

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether any decision has yet been come to as to the amount of the medical grant to be made for Scotland for the year 1882–3?


Sir, the Government had hoped to deal with the Grant for Medical Relief in Scotland in connection with the general question of Grants in Aid of local taxation. As they had been reluctantly obliged to abandon that hope, it is considered that this particular anomaly is too great to be any longer continued. It will be my duty, therefore, as a temporary arrangement, to substitute for the Estimate of£10,000 now before the House one for£20,000. It may probably be necessary to amend the law with respect to the conditions under which the Grant is made.