HC Deb 14 May 1908 vol 188 cc1344-5
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.


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 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?


I do not see how that arises.