HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 cc808-9

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether there exists any Return showing the objects on which local authorities spend the sum of £100,000, granted under Section 2 (5) of the Education and Local Taxation (Scotland) Act, 1892; and, if not, whether he will grant such a Return.


The sum granted under the sub-section re- * See The Parliamentary Debates [Fourth Series], Vol. lxxx., p. 1191 (19th March, 1900). ferred to by the hon. Member was in respect of the financial year ending 31st March, 1899, not £100,000, but £161,912, as shown in the summary Return presented to Parliament last year. No detailed Return of all the objects on which local authorities expend it has been obtained, but it appears from Returns made in this and previous years to the Education Department and the Scotch Office that about £100 is spent on technical education, from £1,000 to £2,000 on miscellaneous schemes of public utility, and the rest in relief of rates.