§ MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will, as far as he can, make arrangements that their share of the Equivalent Grant shall, in future years at any rate, be paid to the Parochial Boards before the 14th of May, so that the grant for 1892–3 (if unpaid before the 14th of May next; and the grant for 1893–4 will both be paid to the Boards within the 12 months ending the 14th of May, 1894?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
The Equivalent Grant to Parochial Boards for the year 1892–3 will be paid during the summer, but not before 14th May. The Grant for 1893–4 will be paid before 14th May, 1894, and there is every reason to believe that it will in future years be regularly paid before that date.