HC Deb 12 May 1891 vol 353 c564

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the event of any part of the probable grant of £200,000 to Scotland being devoted to the relief of local taxation, he will make special provision to meet the case of the unusually high rates which prevail in certain Highland parishes, more especially as in 1889 an intended grant of £30,000 to the Highlands and Islands was reduced to £10,000?


I presume the question of the hon. Member is intended rather to suggest a policy than to elicit information. At all events, I fear I cannot give him any reply different from that which I have given to other hon. Members in the House.