§ Mr. WARDLE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the terms under which a grant of £17,000 has been given to the Fraserburgh and Aberdour Light Railway; and whether the House will have an opportunity to consider them?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
A grant has been offered in respect of the Fraserburgh and Aberdour Light Railway, subject to certain conditions. I will furnish the hon. Member with a copy of the Treasury letter containing the conditions, which would be inconveniently lengthy to state orally. Grants under the Light Railway Act, 1896, are made from funds placed at the disposal of the Treasury by that Act, and do not require formal confirmation by Parliament before being made.