HC Deb 30 March 1896 vol 39 cc371-2
MR. J. H. C. HOZIER (Lanark, S.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether it is the case that Scotland has not received her proper share of the Fee Grant, in consequence of the proportions, due to Scotland and England respectively, having been calculated solely on the original Educational Estimates of each year, and without taking into account the Supplementary Estimates voted for England?

*THE LORD ADVOCATE (Sir CHARLES PEARSON,) Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities

It is the case that the Fee Grant paid to Scotland during the financial year now current, and the three preceding financial years, was based upon the original Estimates of each, and that the supplementary Estimates voted for England were not taken into account. Communications on the subject have been addressed by the Scotch Education Department to the Treasury.

MR. J. C. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the amount of this Fee Grant should be apportioned to Scotland and Ireland not upon the amount of the original Estimate, but upon the amount actually paid?


Order, order! The hon. Member must give notice of that Question. The Question on the Paper only relates to Scotland.