HC Deb 26 April 1910 vol 17 cc243-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he could state the increased amount that would have to be paid by Scotland under the Budget, 1909–10; and would he state the amount received by Scotland under the Old Age Pensions Act?


I may, perhaps, refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on this subject to my hon. Friend the Member for South Lanarkshire on 14th June last. The necessary adjustments in respect of the concessions made during the passage of the Finance Bill through the House of Commons last year, the overestimate of the yield of the increased Spirit Duties, and the loss through delay will probably result in the reduction of the Scottish contribution to the true revenue of the year in respect of the new and in- creased taxes to something less than £1,000,000. The amount paid to old age pensioners in Scotland in the financial year 1909–10 was approximately £945,000.