HC Deb 21 June 1888 vol 327 c822
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether, since the passing of "The Poor Law Act, 1845," about £964,000 has been collected by the Kirk Session, but only about £378,000 applied to the relief of the poor, over £500,000 having been applied to other purposes; whether, during the year 1886–7, £38,746 was collected, and only £8,484 expended for the relief of the poor; have the Kirk Sessions reported to the Board of Supervision; and, whether the Government intend to take any measures to insure that the whole of the collections should be applied to the relief of the poor as prescribed by that Act?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities),

in reply, said, he had not the information to enable him to answer the Question at present, and he must ask the hon. Member to put it down again.