§ MR. PIRIE
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether feu and teind duties are collected from various properties in Scotland for the repair and up-keep of the Castles of Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Blackness, and Stirling; and would he state where those properties are situated, the various amounts so collected for each of the places named, and what becomes of the money.
§ MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
I am informed by the Office of Woods and Forests that the Crown collects certain. feu, blench, and teind duties formerly paid to the Governors of Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, and to the office of Keeper of the Palace of Linlithgow and Castle of Blackness. These duties are paid with other Crown rents into the Ex- 599 chequer. The Linlithgow Palace buildings are under the supervision of the Office of Works, and Edinburgh, Stirling, and Blackness Castles, though remaining the property of the Crown, are in the occupation of the War Office. It would be extremely difficult to give the detailed particulars of the various lands and duties.