HC Deb 27 March 1888 vol 324 c403
MR. PRESTON BRUCE (Fifeshire, W.)

I wish to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, with regard to the distribution of the £240,000 proposed to be paid in aid of local taxation in Scotland, Whether it is intended that the Secretary for Scotland shall issue a scheme for the distributing of the Fund; and, if so, when that scheme will be laid on the Table of the House?

THE CHANCELLOR or THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)

The matter will be dealt with at the earliest possible date; but, of course, it will be for Parliament to vote the sum, and Parliament will then be informed of the proposals of the Government. With regard to the disposal of the sum, action will not be taken without a Parliamentary Vote having been obtained.