§ MR. BIRRELL (Fife, W.)
I beg to Ask the Lord Advocate whether it is the intention of the Government, in the event of the Tithe Rent-charge (Rates) Bill becoming law this session, to provide for an equivalent grant to Scotland out of the Estate Duty Grant; if so, what opportunities will be afforded for the discussion of the purposes to which such equivalent grant shall be applied.
* MR. A. GRAHAM MURPRAY
It is not proposed to make any increase of the Estate Duty Grant in the case of England, and there is, therefore, no ground for the increase of the grant in the case of Scotland. The amount required for the purposes of the Bill will be paid out of the English Grant, and the Scottish Grant will not be in any way affected.