§ MR. GIBBS
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether £428 8s., the costs of the West Riding County Council of their unsuccessful litigation on the question of teachers' salaries has been paid by the Government; if so, by what authority, statutory or otherwise, this payment has been made; and whether any agreement had been made upon the matter before the Government appealed to the House of Lords.
§ MR. MCKENNA
Perhaps I may be allowed to reply to this Question. The taxed costs of the West Riding County Council Amounted to £483 8s. 0d., and were defrayed from the Vote for law charges under Treasury sanction. The answer to the last paragraph is in the negative.