§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, seeing that in the Vote for the Office of Secretary for Scotland there appears an item of £2,300 under Subhead G for expenses under the Inebriates Acts, will he state the number of certified inebriate reformatories referred to, and the amount which it is proposed to contribute to each.
MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
Up to the present the only institution certified by the Secretary for Scotland under the provisions of the Inebriates Acts is the certified reformatory at Girgenti in Ayrshire, managed by the Corporation of Glasgow. The sum expended under the head of State contributions and inspection in the year ended 31st March, 1903, amounted to £1,302 18s. 2d. Applications from other authorities have been received, but it is impossible to say how the Vote for 1903–4 will be allocated.