§ MR. PARKER SMITH (Lanark, Partick)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate what was the actual expenditure during 563 the year 1896–7 under the Vote of £36,200 for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Public Works and Communications), and what surplus remains to be surrendered?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
Subject to audit by the Controller and Auditor General, the actual expenditure during the year 1896–7 was £27,226. 8s. 5d., and the surplus to be surrendered £8,973. 11 s. 7d.