§ MR. JAMES BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he can state on what plan there will be allotted to Scotland a grant from the Exchequer which shall secure to that country a sum of money applicable for its benefit equivalent to the contribution which Scotch taxpayers will be required to make to the expenses of education in England under the Education Bill brought in by Her Majesty's Government, that Bill not proposing to confer any educational or other benefit upon Scotland; and in what form it is intended to bring before the House such equivalent grant?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
said a Bill was being prepared dealing with certain questions connected with Scotch Education. Treasury assistance would be required, and, perhaps, it would be better to defer discussion until the Bill was produced.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
said that if the representations were to be made by deputation they would have to be made by some other Member of the Government. He did not think any advantage could be gained by bringing in a new Bill until some progress was made with the Bills already before the House. ["Hear, hear!"]