§ 51. Mr. C. HEALY
asked the Prime Minister what was the cost to the Imperial Exchequer of the police force in Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively, for the years ending March, 1923, and March, 1924?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. W. Graham)
As regards Scotland, the amounts paid from Votes of Parliament were
These sums, together with an additional payment in each year of £220,000 from the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account, represent approximately one half of the cost of the Scottish police. As regards Northern Ireland, there is no Imperial contribution to the cost of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The amount of the special contribution made to the cost of the special constabulary for the two years in question was stated in the reply which I gave to the hon. Member or, the 6th May.
1922–23 … … … £713,614 1923–24 … … … £684,935
§ Mr. GRAHAM
It is impossible to give a reply to a question of that kind at the moment, because, as my hon. Friend knows, there are matters which have still to be adjusted by the Joint Exchequer Board. Beyond that I cannot go to-day.