HC Deb 25 May 1908 vol 189 c774
MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the intricacy of the financial clauses of the Education (Scotland) Bill and the vagueness of the various charges upon the education fund, he will fix and state an annual maximum sum for the purposes mentioned in Clause 14 (1), so that the various educational authorities may be able to form some judgment as to how their financial position will appear after the passage of the Bill.


Any limit so fixed would necessarily have to be higher than the present necessities of the case require, and calculations based upon that limit would be misleading. I shall, of course, however, endeavour in the course of discussion to give all assistance possible towards forming an estimate of the sums which will be allocated to the various district funds.


Can we have the information before the discussion comes on?


I will do my best.