HC Deb 31 March 1896 vol 39 cc516-7

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate (1) whether Scotland's proper share of the Fee Grant ought to be based on the amount actually paid to England in each year, and not on the estimated amount of England's grant; (2) whether original or supplementary, or both combined; and (3) how much Scotland has been paid less than her proper share in each year during the last four years, and whose duty it was to see that Scotland received her proper share?


In reply to the first paragraph I can only refer the hon. Member to the statute, and to my answer of yesterday to the hon. Member for South Lanark. As to the last paragraph, I am glad to say it is not for me to apportion blame, if blame there be, between the Government of the day and those Scottish Members who have taken a special interest in elementary education.