§ 5. Commander COCHRANE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish such details of the financial relations between the Government and each separately-rated area in Scotland as will show the financial effect of the Unemployment Bill?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
I regret that the particulars asked for are not yet available. The estimates which will determine the effect of the Bill on the financial relations between the Exchequer and the various local authorities are in course of preparation, but owing to the complicated calculations that are involved, the information will not be available for some time.
§ Commander COCHRANE
Are we to understand that the Under-Secretary is willing to publish a White Paper when he has this necessary information?
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Is the hon. Member aware that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Dumbartonshire (Commander Cochrane), said that the extent of the concession likely to be allocated was ½ d. in the pound?
§ 6. Mr. NEIL MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to state the total sum which Glasgow will receive as its share from the Government as assistance in respect of unemployment; and whether he can state the total amount which will have to be contributed by Glasgow from the local rates to complete the sum necessary for the cost of maintaining the local unemployed?
§ Mr. SKELTON
I regret I am unable to supply the information desired by the hon. Member for the reasons stated in answer to the previous question.