I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state on what Returns he has based the relative proportions of 80 and 9 per cent. allotted to England and to Ireland for free education?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
Let me refer the hon. Member to the Return presented last year, No. 144, in which he will see percentages worked out, giving as a result a contribution of 81.5 for England, 10.2 for Scotland, and 8.3 for Ireland. The figures in the Return will indicate to him the manner in which the original percentages were arrived at. The Committee to be appointed to inquire into the Financial Relations between England, Scotland, and Ireland will have the whole facts before them.