§ MR. J. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, having regard to the fact that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has admitted the justice of Ireland being paid the amount short paid of the Fee Grant payable to Ireland, the Scotch Office will make a similar demand upon the Treasury on behalf of Scotland for payment of the amount short paid of the Fee Grant to Scotland?
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE
The Scotch Education Department has repeatedly pressed upon the attention of the Treasury the claim which arises on behalf of Scotland in respect of the supplementary fee grants to England during the financial years from 1802–93. The Treasury have admitted that claim in respect of the financial year.1895–96, and have submitted a supplementary estimate accordingly. The Scotch Education Department is still in communication with the Treasury in regard to the question of the arrears in respect of the preceding years.