HC Deb 06 October 1909 vol 11 cc1993-4

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether it will be necessary to carry forward to next year the whole of the unexpended balance of £141,118 of the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account; and, if not, whether he will devote a further sum of £15,000 towards marine superintendence, having in view the inadequacy of the present payment and the importance of encouraging and safeguarding the interests of the fishing communities on the coasts of Scotland.


The whole unexpended balance referred to, except a sum of £933, consists of moneys paid into the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account, under statutory direction, prior to 31st March, 1909, to provide for payment of grants as authorised by the Agricultural Rates, etc. (Scotland) Act, 1896, and the Local Taxation Account (Scotland) Act, 1898, during the ensuing six months. The sum of £933 is an undistributed balance of the Medical Relief and Pauper Lunacy Grants for 1908–9, and must be applied in augmenting the corresponding grants for the current year.