HC Deb 16 July 1912 vol 41 c212
81. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether police authorities in England receive from the Treasury to wards the expense of police pay and clothing one-half of their total approved expenditure on these, whereas in Scotland the same authorities receive from the Treasury only one-third of their total approved expenditure; if so, has his Department represented this inequality to the Treasury, and what was their answer; and does he propose to introduce legislation to rectify it?


For reasons which were fully explained to my hon. Friend in reply to a question on 16th March, 1911 (22 H.C. Debates, p. 2562) I am unable to admit that in the matter of Local Taxation Grants, including Police Grant, there is any inequality as between England and Scotland.