§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that disputes have arisen, and are still unsettled, between parish councils and kirk sessions over the transference of parish charities under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1894, section 30, owing to the claim of the kirk sessions that the bequest applies to natives and not to inhabitants of the parish; and whether he can hold out any hope of altering the law so as to meet this difficulty?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. G. MURRAY,) Buteshire
I am informed that the Local Government Board have heard of only one instance in which a difference of opinion has arisen between a parish council and a kirk session as to the application of section 30 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1894, to a trust for the benefit of natives of a parish. This case of itself does not appear to call for a change in the law.