HC Deb 24 April 1890 vol 343 cc1281-2

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he is able to state, either accurately or approximately, the relief given in each of the five compulsory Standards throughout Scotland by the substitution of the educational portion of the Probate Grant for the fees formerly charged?


There are no materials enabling me to make such a statement. The payment under the Local Government Act is a capitation grant on the total average attendance in schools. The extent of relief of fees to parents is settled by the term of the Code, which, with certain exceptions, requires that such relief shall prevail over the compulsory Standards. But the pecuniary effect of this as regards each Standard depends upon circumstances which vary with each particular school.

MR. ESSLEMONT (in the absence of Mr. KEAY)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to Return No. 130, of 1890, which gives the particulars of the Irish Church Temporalities Fund on the expenditure side of the account only, whether he will likewise give particulars of the income of the Fund, stated at present to amount to £550,000, but described as declining gradually to £266,000; and whether, in giving such particulars, he will indicate the items of income which are "permanent" and those which are "temporary"?


If the hon. Member will confer with me, and state under what heads he thinks that the information that he desires might be arranged, I shall be glad to see whether it can conveniently be given.