§ 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?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
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.