§ 51. Major WHELER
asked the Prime Minister whether he is receiving resolutions passed by local authorities protesting against the heavy tax and rate burdens likely to be placed on the tax and ratepayers by the proposals of The Education Act, 1918, and to ask what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, I would 1909 refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave on the 1st December to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the -Member for North Portsmouth.
§ Major WHELER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many local authorities are very much in doubt as to their future obligations?
§ Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some local authorities say that the amount they have to pay is a great deal in excess of the estimate which was put before Parliament by the Minister?
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a great deal of indignation in Scotland, as well as England, especially in the rural parts, against this Act?