§ Mr. MUNRO FERGUSON
asked the Lord-Advocate whether the Scottish Office has lodged any application with the Treasury for a portion of the grant for the relief of the unemployed; if so, what is the amount of such sum; whether the Treasury has sanctioned such amount or a portion thereof; if so, what is the amount allocated to the distress committee of the city of Edinburgh; and what was the amount actually advanced to the same disress committee during the corresponding period of last year?
§ Mr. URE
As already stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for the Bridgeton Division, an application has been lodged, but I am not in a position to state the final amount allocated to Edinburgh. The total grant to Edinburgh in respect of the year ending 10th May, 1908, was £6,595, and up to date in the current year £2,750 has been paid to the distress committee.