§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid.)
To ask the Lord-Advocate if he can give, for the year ended March 31st last the amount of the probate (or estate) duty grant received, the amount received of the proceeds of licences specified in the schedule to The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889, the amount paid under cattle pleuro-pneumonia account, the amount paid to counties, burghs, etc. (relief of rates, etc.), and the balance which remained for relief of school fees, also the amount of the Scotch fee grant for the same year, and further for the same year the amount received under the heads of Excise duties on beer and spirits, and on Customs, under the Act of 1890, with the amount of the balance paid over to counties, burghs, etc., for relief of rates or technical education; and whether he can state the amount which stood at the credit of the fee grant account on March 31st last, after payment is made of the fee grant of 12s. per child.
(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) The amount paid under cattle pleuro-pneumonia account for the year ending March 31st, 1905, was £1,440. The amount of fee grant vote for 1904–5 was £344,151, all of which was spent. The amount at the credit of the fee grant account on March 31st, 1905, was £109,473 8s. 1d. I regret I am unable to answer the other parts of the hon. Member's Question, as the requisite material is not yet available.