§ MR. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he has received a memorial from the County Council of Morayshire, and other bodies, asking that the Government grant for police pay and clothing should he increased so as to amount to one-half of the actual cost, as in England; and, if so, whether he will take the matter into favourable consideration.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
I have received the memorials referred to by my hon. friend on the general question, and as explanatory of the differences in method adopted in England and Scotland in this matter I may refer to my Answer to the hon. Member for St. Andrews Burghs on 18th 1345 February, 1907. I appreciate the importance of the question and it shall continue to receive my serious consideration.
§ *MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his scheme for pooling the grants under his Education Bill will be seriously endangered if this grievance is not remedied?