HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 c1055
31. Sir H. CRAIK

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, since he is advised that the War Memorials (Local Authorities Powers) Act, 1923, does not apply to Scotland, he is prepared to introduce a single Clause Bill making it so applicable?


My right hon. Friend is not satisfied that there is any desire or need for the application to Scotland of the provisions of the Act referred to, which would justify the addition of a Bill on this subject to the Government's existing legislative programme.


Has not the hon. Gentleman received applications of this sort, such as have reached me—urgent applications?


Not one single application has been received from any authority in Scotland. Might I say that the Board have considered this matter and agreed that the parish councils have power to undertake the care of these memorials, and also those burghs which have a Common Good Fund can employ it to make provision for the maintenance of such memorials.