50. MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
asked whether it is intended to introduce the Home Rule Bill for Scotland during the lifetime of the present Parliament?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I can at present make no statement as to the business of Parliament in future Sessions.
MARQUESS Of TULLIBARDINE
Does the right hon. Gentleman mind me drawing my own conclusions from that answer?
51. MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
asked in what way the financial details of Irish Home Rule were considered in relation to the financial details of Scottish Home Rule, and upon what basis was the result of these considerations arrived at; whether any moneys expended for Irish internal or Imperial purposes will fall to be paid out of the Imperial Exchequer; and, if so, whether Scotland will have to pay a share of such?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The consideration of the financial details of a Scottish Home Rule Bill would be premature at the present time. Moneys expended by the Irish Government will be provided mainly from the Transferred Sum which will be issued out of the Imperial Exchequer, but which will be far more than covered by the revenue derived from taxation in Ireland. With respect to the deficit in the cost of the Reserved Services I would refer the Noble Lord to my answer to his question on Thursday last.
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
Am I to understand from all that that Scotland will not have to pay any share of what I may call Trish expenditure?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
In so far as there is a deficit resting upon the Imperial Exchequer, Scotland will contribute her proportion.