§ Mr. ESSLEMONT
asked the Lord Advocate whether the Secretary for Scotland can now state what sum will be allocated to Scotland for the current year in order to make good the deficiency in the yield of the local taxation, Customs and Excise duties, which has occurred in consequence of the drop in the consumption of spirits; and to what purpose or purposes the money will be applied?
§ Mr. URE
I understand the amount allocated to Scotland is eleven hundredths of £328,000, or approximately £36,080. This sum is only sufficient to restore the Education (Scotland) Fund so far as dependent on the Customs and Excise Duties to the figure at which it stood in 1909, and it is proposed to apply the money to this purpose.