HC Deb 03 July 1935 vol 303 c1857

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the grant for historical publications in Scotland amounts to £200 per annum, which sum is insufficient to publish one volume, whereas the grant for England is £2,300; and what steps does he propose to take to get at least the Goschen proportion for Scotland?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

The grant referred to is provided on the Register House Vote for the remuneration of outside editors employed part-time in preparing calendars of State papers, largely from records kept in the Public Record Office in London and the British Museum. The cost of printing and publishing these records is additional and is borne on the Stationery Office Vote. The existing grant is sufficient for present purposes. The grant of £2,500 for calendars and historical documents borne on the Public Record Office Vote covers much work which is of interest to Scotland as well as England, and the matter is not, therefore, one to which the Goschen principle can properly be applied.